Jetblue Pilot Reports Laser Pointed At Plane

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A JetBlue pilot flying into JFK Airport reported a green laser beam shining directly into the cockpit, according to air traffic controllers.

The flight, which was flying in from Portland, reported the incident as it approached the airport in Breezy Point, Queens around 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

The pilot told controllers the beam was so distracting, he had to use a visor to shield his eyes.


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The beam appeared to be coming from the shoreline, and was pointed directly into the cockpit.

The plane landed safely without incident.

Police are now investigating.

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