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1:03 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Authorities: Laser Pointers Can Blind Pilots, Cause Disaster

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Louisville Metro Police and the FBI are warning people of the consequences of aiming laser pointers at aircraft.

Officials say a series of recent local incidents, often intended as pranks, has raised new concerns about the risks to commercial and police aircraft.

Officer Carey Hirtzell was circling an LMPD helicopter above an investigation scene last weekend when someone pointed a green laser at the aircraft.

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