Blinded pilots risk crashing

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  1. uggboy
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    Blinded pilots risk crashing:confused:

    The incidences of laser pointers being used to “dazzle pilots and controllers” is soaring, according to Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation.

    Eurocontrol reports that the UK had 30 instances of the malicious use of laser pointers in 2007, with this figure rising to 1,600 in the first nine months of 2011.

    The organisation also says that a safety report shows that in 2009 there were 1,048 reported incidents in ECAC states*, compared to 4,266 in 2010.

    Eurocontrol warns that “Laser interference is growing and presents a global safety and security threat”, and adds that “Doing nothing is not an option”.

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    Blind pilots at risk of crashing? Wow.

    Also, in this months issue of "Duh!"..other obvious headlines as "food satisfies hunger" and "tired people sleep." They really should have named the article something more focused on the laser blindings themselves.
     

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