November 21, 2017 11:24 am
Updated: November 21, 2017 11:25 am

Laser pointed at cockpits of 2 incoming planes at Halifax airport: RCMP

FILE - RCMP are investigating after two pilots at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport reported a green laser was aimed into their cockpit during landing on Monday.

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Halifax District RCMP are investigating three incidents where a green laser was pointed at the cockpits of two incoming planes as well as at a police cruiser.

According to police, they were called just after 11 p.m. Monday after two pilots reported a green laser was pointed directly into their cockpits as they were landing at  Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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RCMP searched the areas around Grand Lake, Goffs and Enfield near the airport but did not find any suspects.

An hour later, an off-duty RCMP officer driving on Highway 2 in Enfield also reported being targeted by a green laser.

“Such actions are dangerous and jeopardize the safety of the passengers and crew on these flights,” said RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson in a statement.

“As well, it can result in charges under the Aeronautics Act which can result in a fine up $100,000.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 or contact Crime Stoppers to submit a tip anonymously.

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