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Lasers hit 4 aircraft in Phoenix area

Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 12:36:30-05
PHOENIX (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says no injuries were reported from laser illuminations of four aircraft Tuesday evening.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the incidents occurred over roughly a 2½ -hour span and involved a small helicopter, a regional jet and two single-engine planes flying at altitudes ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 feet.
The FAA notified Phoenix police. A police spokesman said no additional information was immediately available.
Lasers are a concern because they can temporarily blind pilots.