Halifax District RCMP investigating laser pointing incident; “laser was pointed into the flight deck of an incoming flight”

Goffs, Nova Scotia – Halifax District RCMP is investigating after a green laser was pointed into the flight deck of an incoming flight at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

On January 2, 2023, at approximately 6:50 a.m., an incoming flight was preparing to land at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport when the pilots observed a green laser appear in the flight deck. The pilots reported the incident to Air Traffic Control and advised that they believed the laser had been pointed from an area near the golf course on Old Guysborough Rd.

Laser Pointer STRIKE
(File Photo) Laser Pointer STRIKE

Halifax District RCMP responded and conducted a number of patrols in the area, which were negative. RCMP officers conducted neighbourhood inquiries in the area and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 22-427

Nova Scotia RCMP

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