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According to federal authorities, there have been about 400 reported instances of lasers being aimed at aircraft since the early 1990s.
But they started to receive national attention late last month, after a man in New Jersey allegedly aimed a laser at a plane landing at the Teterboro, N.J., airport.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Too early to know who the jet belonged to, but I will be interested to find out. If anyone happens upon that info, please post it here. I will be looking as well, as more is disclosed.
A charter jet has slammed into a hangar on takeoff from New Jersey's Teterboro airport in the US, an aviation official said, noting that the condition of the plane's 12 passengers and crew members was unknown.
The Canadair Challenger plane, bound for Chicago, crashed into a hangar at the end of an airport runway.
"We don't know for the moment how many casualties" there were, an FAA spokesman said.
Witness Robert Sosa told WNBC-TV he saw the plane crash into the building.
"Two guys came off with their hand cuts," Sosa said. "The pilot said he dragged himself out. He literally crawled out like a baby, and all the other people just walked out normal."
"He said as they tried to airborne before five minutes past (7 a.m.), they just lost control and they couldn't airborne the plane. They went straight through, 100 miles per hour," Sosa said.
Originally posted by Countermeasures
What I think is concerning, that many airports, don't have that extra mile backup runway to try safely abort a failed take-off.
In that case one should come with some "safetynets" or droguechutes or something at the end of runway to at least bring the smaller planes to a stop without killing the people inside the plane/buildingg etc.