NEWS Gardaí investigation laser attack on cargo flight

Gardaí (Irish Police) are investigating an incident in which a TNT cargo flight from Amsterdam to Shannon was targeted by someone using a laser.


The crew on board the TAY 1461 reported to air traffic control that a green laser had been directed at their jet just after 10:15 pm while they were on approach to Shannon last Thursday as the aircraft was beginning its descent over Enniscorthy in co Wexford.

The plane landed safely at Shannon with no injuries to the crew or damage to the plane. “The Irish Aviation Authority takes such incidents very seriously and reports dozens of incidents to the gardaí every year,” the Irish Aviation Authority said.

“Shining a laser at an aircraft can affect the safety of an aircraft, especially if the aircraft is at a critical phase, such as landing.

“While the majority of reported incidents have been found to have a low-safety impact, pilots have reported flash blindness, glare and being distracted from lasers.”

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