GAO Takes FAA To Task On Airborne Laser Hits

The agency found the FAA should improve efforts to collect and share information with law enforcement.

Aiming a laser at an aircraft can distract or disorient pilots and is a federal crime,” begins the executive summary of a 51-page Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the practice. A typical incident occurs when someone on the ground aims a laser at an airborne aircraft, usually in a high-workload environment like an approach […]
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