NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Someone aimed a laser beam into the cockpit of a Southwest Airlines plane at Nashville International Airport late Wednesday night.
Airport officials said a green laser beam aimed from the ground shined into the cockpit shortly after the plane took off. The pilot was not hindered by the light and the flight continued on to Kansas City.
In January, a similar incident was reported at the airport. The FBI classified it as a prank and not terrorism related.
Pilots at other airports across the country have complained about similar cases.
Police searched the area until 4 a.m. but came up with no leads, said Dearborn Heights Police Capt. Lee Gavin. No one was injured in the incidents.
The House passed a bill Tuesday that would make it illegal to aim a laser pointer at the cockpit of an airplane in flight. Florida Republican Ric Keller said he introduced the measure (HR...
Pilots reported a green laser hitting their cockpits twice Monday and three times Tuesday.
The maximum civil penalty the FAA can impose on an individual for violating the FAA's regulations that prohibit interfering with a flight crew is $11,000 per violation.