Laser Attacks on Pilots Prompt FBI to Create Nationwide Crackdown
To crackdown on the increasing number of people pointing at pilots, the FBI has created a national Anti-Laser Attack Task Force, Gizmodo.com reports.
Since 2005, so-called laser attacks, which can temporarily blind a pilot, are up 10 fold, the technology site reported.
In fact, the FBI expects 3,700 more attacks by year’s end.
Since 2008, the FBI’s Sacramento division has run a successful campaign to crack down on laser attacks, prompting the bureau to create a nationwide effort, according to Gizmodo.com.
If convicted, laser-wielders face up to five years in prison and up to $11,000 in fines.
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