Leduc RCMP investigate laser pointed at aircraft

Leduc, Alberta – On Aug. 10, 2020 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a complaint of a laser being pointed at an aircraft.

An air traffic controller reported that a commercially operated aircraft was preparing to land at approximately 500 feet above ground when a laser was directed at the aircraft.

Leduc RCMP made patrols of the area, but were unable to locate the person involved.

Laser Pointer STRIKE
(File Photo) Laser Pointer STRIKE

“Laser strikes on an aircraft are a serious concern as they can cause momentary blindness to the pilot. Especially at night, laser strikes can lead to a possible loss of control of aircraft, posing a danger to people on the aircraft and the general public, says Constable Cheri-Lee Smith.

Should you have any information on this incident, please call the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Leduc RCMP

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