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Green Laser Pointer is able to shoot down the plane?

March 30 2008

Household laser pointer is used not only for presentations at companies and lessons in schools, but also in the dangerous jokers, and even terrorists. These pointers will soon be banned in Australia - in Sydney recently, there was an alarming incident.

Six aircraft that were on the approach to this airport, were forced to change the flight path after each of them for 15 minutes were sent to the four beams of laser pointers, which generate green light. According to the police chief of New South Wales Deida Campbell, this episode is regarded as a "coordinated attack".

According to preliminary data, the organizers of the attack, whose identity has not yet identified, located south-west of Sydney. The representative of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Peter Gibson expressed his belief that the use of beams of laser pointers may not result in a crash, especially on flights, manned by two pilots, but noted that some pilots complain about the temporary blindness and headache after a sharp light in the eyes of these pointers, RBC reports.

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