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Post by Jeremiah on Tue 14 May 2019, 7:47 pm

Canadian military flight aborted in Nova Scotia after laser flashed into plane’s cockpit

By Julia-Simone RutgersFor Star Halifax
Tues., May 14, 2019

HALIFAX—A Canadian military plane in Nova Scotia was forced to stay grounded Monday night after a laser was allegedly shone into the cockpit.

According to the RCMP, a Canadian Armed Forces pilot of a CC-130 Hercules aircraft had to abort the flight around 9 p.m. while the plane was still on the taxiway due to the laser incident.


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Police in Nova Scotia say a CC-130 Hercules aircraft, shown here in this 2011 photo, was forced to abort a flight after a laser was shone into the cockpit of the plane.



The RCMP said they were told by witnesses that the beam had come from an area south of the Greenwood, N.S., base, but no suspects were found when officers patrolled the area.

“Lasers present a serious risk to aviation. They can impair the pilots’ vision, therefore putting at risk the lives of all occupants and people on the ground,” Lt.-Col. Bruno Baker said in a statement released Tuesday.

“Incidents involving lasers pointed at airplanes cause the flight to be cancelled automatically for investigation and safety of the crews.”

RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Kingston detachment at 902-765-3317, or to send an anonymous tip to Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers.







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Post by Sandman on Wed 15 May 2019, 7:30 pm

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