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Landing plane struck by laser at Northwest Regional Airport

Terrace RCMP are investigating after a flight landing at the local airport was hit by a laser Sunday night at 8:30.

Constable Angela Rabut says the flight landed without incident and passengers and crew were safe.

Rabut says the intense beam from a laser can cause serious issues for pilots such as distraction, glare, and temporary flash blindness.

She says this is a very serious issue, especially during takeoffs, landings, and emergency manoeuvres.
Rabut says lasers should never be pointed toward aircraft.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Terrace RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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