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Louisville office of FBI seeks information regarding laser strikes
Strikes directed at aircraft have occurred past few months in between hours of 9am & 11amET, in the Hustonville, KY area
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From the Louisville Field Office, FBI, Louisville, KY
LOUISVILLE, KY (25 Oct 2017) - The Louisville Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking information regarding numerous recent laser strikes directed at aircraft flying in the Central Kentucky area.
The majority of recent strikes have occurred over the past few months in and around the Hustonville, Kentucky area between the hours of 9pm and 11pmET.
The main hazard for aviation is that pilots can be distracted or temporarily flash-blinded by the light from a laser beam. The light often is a large light at aviation distances, unlike the tiny dot a laser makes at close range. Individuals often do not realize that traveling over hundreds of feet a tiny, two-centimeter laser beam spreads to become approximately six feet of light that can block a pilotís vision. Most laser strike incidents reported occur at flights under 10,000 feet with the highest percentage being altitudes under 6,000 feet.
Laser strikes are investigated by local and federal law enforcement. Under 18 USC 39 (A), whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, or at the flight path of such an aircraft, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned. Under 49 USC Section 46301 (a) (5) (A), the FAA may seek a maximum civil penalty of $11,000 per violation for aiming a laser at an aircraft in violation of C.F.R. Section 91.11.
The FBI and our law enforcement partners are asking the public if they have any knowledge of the laser strikes that occurred in and around Hustonville, KY, to please contact the Louisville FBI at 502-263-6000 with information.
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