Laser light hits cockpit of aircraft on approach to Charlottetown
Queens District RCMP is investigating a complaint that a green laser was being focused on an inbound commercial aircraft as the plane flew over the Brackley Beach area Sunday.
Police say the laser light shone into the cockpit for approximately five to 10 seconds. The pilot was able to land the plane without incident.
Shining any laser at an aircraft is a federal offence under the Aeronautics Act and could mean up to $100,000 in fines and/or five years in prison.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Queens District RCMP at 902-368-9300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 (TIPS).