What does a green laser look like to a pilot when some idiot points the beam at an aircraft? It’s blinding. The video below shows a Cleveland Police Helicopter getting hit with a green laser beam.
The FBI and Cleveland Police are seeking information regarding two recent laser strikes against a hospital and police chopper.
Both of these incidents happened on July 4, 2017 at around 10PM near West 31st Street in Cleveland.
Here’s why the laser beams are a problem: The beam can and will blind operators of aircraft by the light from a laser beam. The light often is a large light at aviation distances, unlike the tiny dot a laser makes at close range.
People with green lasers often do not realize a tiny 2 centimeter beam from a laser can block a pilot’s vision. Most laser strike incidents reported occur at flights under 10,000 feet with the highest percentage being altitudes under 6,000 feet.
If you have any knowledge of the laser strikes that occurred last week, please call the Cleveland Division of the FBI at 216-522-1400. Tips can remain anonymous and reward money is available for the successful identification and prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for these laser strikes. *http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/cleveland/cleveland-police-fbi-looking-for-suspects-who-fired-laser-strikes-against-helicopters/456189520