FAA investigates 2 laser incidents by Newark Liberty airport
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two flights reported lasers were pointed at them Sunday night.
An ExpressJet flight and a Shuttle America flight landing at around 9 p.m. said they noticed the red lasers about 20 miles southwest of the airport. No injuries were reported.
Lasers can temporarily blind a pilot and are considered a problem at airports around the country.
Newark had 28 reported laser-pointing incidents last year but only three this year through February.
LaGuardia has had 21 reported laser-pointing incidents in the first two months this year. Forty-one were reported for all of 2014.