JetBlue flight lands safely after green laser pointed at cockpit

Dec. 10, 2013 at 2:29 PM   |   0 comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A JetBlue Airways flight landed safely in South Florida after a green laser was pointed at the aircraft's cockpit, officials say.

The Palm Beach County's Sheriff's Office said the plane landed at Palm Beach International Airport about 9 p.m. Monday, the Palm Beach Post reported.

It was not clear where the plane had departed from.

The sheriff's office said the pointing of lasers at airplanes is an ongoing problem.

Use of a green laser on someone operating a motor vehicle, vessel or aircraft that results in bodily injury is a second-degree felony. The charge could be raised to a first-degree felony if the use caused a plane to crash.

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