by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.
A Jet Blue pilot recently suffered an eye injury from a green laser pointed directly into the cockpit, as the plane was approaching JFK airport. Although these lights seem to be somewhat harmless from the ground, as the light reaches higher into the sky the pinpoint of light spreads out in a dangerous and blinding fashion.
It is a federal crime to shine a green laser or laser pointer at an airplane and interfere with the flight crew.
Read more on the serious nature of this crime in our latest Scales of Justice blog at http://www.liattorney.com.