Archive for the 'endangering safety of aircraft' Category

Leicester boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal – BBC News

“A 14-year-old youth accused of shining a laser pen at a police helicopter in Leicester has failed to convince the High Court he should not be prosecuted.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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Jailed for aircraft grab – The Independent

“A man was sentenced to a year in prison yesterday for endangering an aircraft after grabbing a helicopter as it took off in Bristol.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2010

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Helicopter laser prankster condemned – The Independent

“A woman who dazzled a police helicopter pilot by shining a laser beam into the cockpit ‘for a laugh’ was condemned for her behaviour today.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2009

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Laser owners ‘arrested on sight’ – BBC News

“There has been a marked rise in the number of UK pilots reporting incidents of laser torches being shone at their aircraft.”

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BBC News, 6th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jail after laser shone onto plane – BBC News

“A 21-year-old man has been jailed for shining a laser light at a passenger plane preparing to land.”

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BBC news, 28th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jail for helicopter laser prank – BBC News

“A 21-year-old man from Greater Manchester who temporarily blinded a police helicopter pilot with a laser pen has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 26th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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