(NEW YORK) — Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
According to the FAA, the flights — American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634 — were flying at an altitude of 8,000 feet approximately four miles northwest of Farmingdale on Long Island when the pilots reported that lasers were illuminating their aircraft, a federal crime.
The planes were flying out of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The incidents all occurred between 9:30 and 10 p.m. No injuries were reported, and the flights all continued without further incident.
Authorities are investigating, but at this point no one has been taken into custody.
Pointing a laser into the cockpit of a plane carries a maximum of five years in federal prison and a quarter of a million dollars fine.
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