- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating after the pilot of an inbound Delta Airlines flight said a laser was pointed at it about five miles northeast of the Des Moines International Airport.

According to a police report, the pilot told police the plane was about 2,000 feet above ground when he saw a green laser around 11 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot told police the laser was pointed at the aircraft for about 20 to 25 seconds, and did not appear to be on the ground or on top of any structure.

The pilot said he ducked behind a shield to avoid eye damage.

According to the report, the pilot believes his aircraft was intentionally targeted.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide