Laser Shined At Student Pilot

By: Rachel Markin Email
By: Rachel Markin Email

A student getting a flight lesson at the "Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport" got an unwelcome ray of light.
The Airport says someone shined a green laser up at the aircraft, while a student was doing a practice landing.
The laser blinded the student for about ten seconds, which could have been long enough for the plane to crash, if not for the help of a trained instructor.
The Airport says Bowling Green police have tracked down the laser's origin, to a nearby neighborhood.
"It's a very serious offense when you're operating an aircraft, and all of a sudden you get something that obstructs your vision, it affects how you fly the aircraft, how you land the aircraft and it does provide some visual problems, if you will, with a temporary blindness," says Airport manager, Rob Barnett.
Barnett says a $30 to $40 laser, can reach an altitude of up to 15-thousand feet.


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