• Green laser illuminated cockpit of Delta and JetBlue flight Tuesday


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A green laser illuminated the cockpit of both a Delta Air Lines and a JetBlue flight Tuesday, said a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The crew of a Delta flight reported that the cockpit was illuminated by a green laser near Logan Airport at around 8:30 p.m. The flight was at an altitude of 14,000 feet and headed to Atlanta. The FAA alerted Newton police about the incident.

    In addition, a green laser illuminated a JetBlue flight at about 8:45 p.m. The flight was north of Providence and headed to Richmond, Virginia.

    No injuries were reported.

    On Feb. 11, the federal government announced a 60-day pilot program that would intensify efforts against people who point lasers at planes. The FBI announced that during the time of the trial program, anyone who provides information that led to the arrest of a person responsible for pointing a laser at a plane could receive a $10,000 reward.

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