FAA says two planes hit by laser pointer

Image: Matthew Rowe/MGN

The Federal Aviation Administration says two local planes were hit with a laser pointer Sunday night.

The first one involved a private jet, a Falcon FA 50. The pilot says he saw a green laser light about 30 miles south of Portland International Airport.

The second strike happened a few hours later when the pilot of a Cessna 172 waiting to land saw a green laser light in the cockpit.

No one was injured. The FAA considers pointing laser pointers at planes a serious hazard.

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