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Aberdeen airport laser pen incidents investigated

A laser pen was shone into plane cockpits on two separate occasions. Picture (posed by model): Kenny Smith

A laser pen was shone into plane cockpits on two separate occasions. Picture (posed by model): Kenny Smith

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

GRAMPIAN Police are investigating two separate incidents in which a laser pen was shone into the cockpits of passenger planes as they came into land at Aberdeen International Airport.

One of the incidents involved a Boeing 737 KLM flight from Amsterdam with 90 passengers on board. The second involved an Embraer 145 operated by BMI from Manchester with 13 passengers on board.

Both incidents happened about 9.15pm last night and the laser beams are believed to have originated in the Danestone area of the city.

A BMI spokesman said: “Not only were the crew and passengers’ lives at risk, but also everyone in the vicinity. I hope that the police find the person or persons responsible and deal with them accordingly.”

A spokeswoman for Grampian Police said an investigation was continuing into the two separate incidents.

There were three similar incidents at the busy airline hub in 2011. And last week Northern Constabulary revealed that a laser pen had been shone at the cockpit of a private Gulfstream V as it came in to land at Inverness airport at Dalcross.

 

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