Laser 303 Incident Sends Pilots to Hospital
The New York City Police Department on March 9 arrested Frank Egan for aiming a laser pointer at two different aircraft that day. The incident of Laser 303 sent pilots to hospital.
Egan confessed to pointing his Laser 303 at a Bell 429 NYPD helicopter and an Air Canada EMB-190 from the apartment located four miles northeast of LGA. The Air Canada pilot sustained injuries as the aircraft climbed out of La Guardia andrequired hospitalization following that flight’s arrival in Toronto.
Two NYPD Police officers in the Bell also sustained injuries to their eyes and were transported to a local hospital in stable condition, where they were treated and released. While canvassing the area around LGA , the NYPD Aviation Unit observed an individual using a laser pointer from inside the apartment where the suspect was later arrested.
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