NEWS Accident: Alaska B737 near Bakersfield on Feb 1st 2015, laser beam injures pilot

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N431AS performing flight AS-249 from San Diego,CA to Portland,OR (USA), was enroute at FL360 near Bakersfield,CA (USA) at about 02:40Z (Feb 2nd) when the aircraft was hit by a green laser beam causing an eye injury to one of the pilots. The aircraft continued to Portland for a safe landing about 110 minutes later.