SailNet Community - View Single Post - Heard of laser flare lights?
View Single Post
  #22  
Old 11-27-2013
casey1999's Avatar
casey1999 casey1999 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HI
Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 4
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 4
casey1999 is on a distinguished road
Re: Heard of laser flare lights?

From:
Coast Guard helicopter responding to distress call hit by laser - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Coast Guard helicopter responding to distress call hit by laser

By Star-Advertiser staff


POSTED: 04:51 p.m. HST, Nov 26, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 07:01 a.m. HST, Nov 27, 2013




STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE
The Coast Guard said one of its helicopters was hit by a green laser while flying in the vicinity of Waimanalo Bay Saturday.

It's the fifth lasing incident within the last year involving Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point.

The lased MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was conducting a search in response to a distress call when the incident occurred, the Coast Guard said.

Four crewmembers observed the laser sweeping the aircraft and one of the pilots was struck directly.

The Coast Guard is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Honolulu Police Department to investigate the incident.

Laser pointers can cause glare, afterimage, flash blindness or temporary loss of night vision.

The Coast Guard said it is a federal crime, as well as violation of most states' laws, to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft. If an individual is caught purposefully lasing an aircraft, punishment ranges from being arrested or having to pay a civil penalty of $11,000 for a single offense, to more than $30,000 if the individual has multiple offenses.


Here is follow up story with video:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2...+Now+-+News%29

Last edited by casey1999; 11-27-2013 at 12:59 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook