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NYS Police Investigating Laser Pointing Incident as Aircraft Flew Over the North Shore of LI

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  03. February 2016

North Shore, NY - February 2, 2016 - On 2/01/16 at approximately 11:30pm T.F Green Airport Police, Warwick Rhode Island,  informed the New York State Police Troop L Headquarters of a laser pointing incident originating from the north shore of Long Island.  The incident reportedly involved a United Airlines Flight which departed Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, en route to Rhode Island.  The 1st officer of the airline reports while traveling approximately 11,000 feet in a northwest direction a green laser beam was observed in the cockpit while flying over the area of Mattituck, Long Island.  Units from the State Police in Riverside and the Southold Police Department responded and searched the area with negative results.  The FAA New York Terminal Radar Approach Control Office (TRACON), was contacted and confirmed the United Airline incident.  The New York State Police in conjunction with the FAA Rhode Island Office is actively investigating this matter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York State Police at 631-756-3300. All calls will be kept confidential.   

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