Less than a week after the first reported laser strike of 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed three similar strikes against airliners on approach to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last Sunday.
While laser-struck flights have never resulted in serious bodily harm to anyone, federal authorities are taking an increasingly harder line against them. Case in point: a federal court in Fresno, California, sentenced a man to 14 years in prison in March 2014—believed to be the harshest such sentence anywhere in the world.
According to Allen Kenitzer, an FAA spokesman, three Delta flights were affected:
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