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Air Crash Warning over Lasers
6:57am 29th August 2012
There is a warning Cornwall could face an air disaster because of laser pens.
Pirate FM has learnt over the last year Newquay airport has been targeted, along with the plane carrying the Olympic flame at Culdrose.
Police helicopter pilots have also been dazzled while flying urgent missions. PC Joe Matthews is on the crew. He said: "This type of laser attack is not limited to police helicopters. We have had reports that range from airliners at 30,000ft to aircraft on final approach into our regions busiest airports. The act itself is incredibly reckless and it is only through good fortune that we have not seen a disaster.”
PC Matthews added: “This type of incident is not unique to Devon and Cornwall, indeed nationally and internationally the crime is rising exponentially. This crime crosses all generations from children who get hold of these handheld lasers and don’t consider the risks to adults who should know better.
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