FAA: Laser pointed at military plane flying over New Jersey
LAKEHURST, N.J. – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating Sunday after someone pointed a green laser at a military transport plane as it flew over New Jersey.
No one was injured in the incident that happened Friday night.
The C-17 military transport plane reported that the laser illuminated the cockpit when the plane was about 20 miles southeast of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The plane was flying at 4,000 feet, but it wasn't clear how many people were aboard the aircraft at the time.
Authorities say lasers pose a considerable risk because they can temporarily blind pilots, especially during landings and take-offs.