LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking information on who pointed lasers at six airlines that were arriving in Queens over the weekend.
The agency said four commuter jets that were landing at LaGuardia were targeted with laser pointers between 6:06 p.m. and 7:56 p.m. Friday night, the Associated Press reported. Another two jets had lasers pointed at them Saturday night, according to the AP.
One of the laser pointers came from the vicinity of 47th Avenue & 59th Street, according to the Breaking News Network.
Although all the planes landed safely, the FAA said laser pointers pose a serious risk as they could blind pilots.
The FAA fines anyone who points a laser pointer at a midair plane up $11,000, the AP reported.
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