State Police: Laser Shined into Aircraft Cockpit


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police are investigating reports someone shined a laser into the cockpit of a commercial aircraft flying into Burlington International Airport.

Police say the incident happened late Friday night as the aircraft was over Richmond on approach to Burlington.

Investigators say the laser was apparently shined from a vehicle.

Shining a laser into an aircraft is a violation of federal law.

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