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Laser forces emergency landing of flight with 120 aboard, Las Americas airport

Santo Domingo.- One or several individuals on Saturday trained a laser beam on a flight from New York with 120 people aboard and impaired the pilot´s visibility, forcing an emergency landing in Las Americas Airport.

Outlet reports that law enforcement investigates several suspects in the case of pointing lasers at aircraft landing at Las Americas at night.

According to authorities, air traffic controllers had to assist the pilot of the JetBlue flight to land on an alternate runway, since he couldn’t maneuver to the main one.

The controllers issued a report after hearing the complaints of the JetBlue pilots and others who faced difficulties to land on Saturday night.

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) filed a complaint at La Caleta police station, where it emerged that investigators suspect that a family living in a house located under the runway´s path allegedly pointed the lasers.

Police said the person or persons responsible will be arrested in the coming hours.

Source: DT

Jan 11, 2016

Category: DR News |

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