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Laser pointed at airplane prompts investigation

Laser pointed at airplane prompts investigation

OHSWEKEN — On July 10, 2020, at 9:55 PM, Six Nations Police say there was a report from air traffic control regarding a green laser being pointed at an inbound aircraft. An aircraft with a south to north flight path, over Six Nations, experienced a green laser being pointed into the aircraft cockpit. The pilot

OHSWEKEN — On July 10, 2020, at 9:55 PM, Six Nations Police say there was a report from air traffic control regarding a green laser being pointed at an inbound aircraft.

An aircraft with a south to north flight path, over Six Nations, experienced a green laser being pointed into the aircraft cockpit. The pilot advised that there have been repeated incidents involving the laser being pointed from the same location. Video footage was obtained from the cockpit and forwarded to police.

The video captures a view from the aircraft cockpit, while travelling at a relatively low altitude. The laser appeared to be shining from the west side of Cayuga Road south of Sixth Line Road.

Canadian Aeronautics Act is a general prohibition against behaviour that endangers aircraft. It provides a fine of up to  $100,000 and up to five (5) years in prison for interfering with the duties of a crew member as well as Criminal Code charges.The act applies to any person with a battery-operated, hand held laser in a prohibited zone 1) outside of a private dwelling and 2) without a legitimate purpose.

Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestoppers-brant.ca

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