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40. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 27, 2013, 17:26 Puma
Bard wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 11:22:

A laser isn't going to crash a 747 - that's bollocks. Instead of looking out the cockpit the pilot goes heads down and lands as he would in adverse weather - using the ILS. If anything it's a minor annoyance.

But hey, it's all about making money. This guy will make some privatized jail owner $100K or so in profit.

I take issue with your flippant remark. I am a corporate pilot and have had two laser strikes in the last 3 years. Both green lasers, both from over a mile away, and both about one half second duration before I looked away. Know what?

IT F*CKING HURTS. FOR HOURS. My eyes watered almost as long and made focusing on the instruments difficult for those last critical moments of the flight. So yes, if all pilots in the cockpit caught the beam it is entirely possible to cause a disaster.

30 months is just right, and I hope they fined his a$$ too.
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