Laser affects commercial aircraft over Brackley, Prince Edward Island

Brackley, Prince Edward Island – On Sunday, July 16th, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Queens District RCMP received a complaint that an inbound commercial aircraft was affected by a green laser as it flew over the Brackley Beach area of Prince Edward Island.

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The pilot was able to land the plane without incident at the Charlottetown Airport despite the green laser shining into the cockpit for approximately 5-10 seconds.

RCMP remind the general public that shining any laser at an aircraft is a serious Federal offence where offenders could be charged under the Aeronautics Act and face up to $100 000 in fines and/or 5 years in prison.

Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to contact Queens District RCMP at 902-368-9300 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

The pilot was able to land the plane without incident at the Charlottetown Airport despite the green laser shining into the cockpit for approximately 5-10 seconds. (File Photo)
The pilot was able to land the plane without incident at the Charlottetown Airport despite the green laser shining into the cockpit for approximately 5-10 seconds. (File Photo)

This police report has been updated:

CMP update to laser use affecting aircraft over Brackley, Prince Edward Island

Queens District RCMP


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