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Laser Blinds Passenger Jet Pilot

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posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 05:18 AM
A guy over here shone a laser at a police helicopter pilot, and scored himself three years jail in April for it.

Surely everyone knows you don't shine a laser into someone's eyes because it can blind them. Doing this to any aircraft pilot is stupid. Serious charges should apply.

[edit on 19/8/08 by NuclearPaul]

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 05:30 AM
i'm glad he's in jail..
i'm not for locking people up, but sometimes only an example can turn idiots off idiot ideas.

it's like england had hooligan problem in football.
sent them in jail for a few years and now nobody does it.

same logic here - few idiots in jail and noone will get this moronic idea again. they will have time to think and read something in jail

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:00 AM
Should burn that punks retinas out with a laser pen, lol just jokin, no thats seriously intense someone would take the time and effort to hide out with a little laser and point it into the aircrafts in an attempt to crash them, thats ridiculous... Definitely should get charged with something for that type of stuff...

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:14 AM
"A police spokesman said a 19-year-old man had been arrested and charged with two counts of endangering an aircraft."
Well good he deserves it the stupid little idiot.
Endangering the lives of many people in the plane and on the ground.
Now the point also here is this.
Sometime ago there was some ufo conspiracy theorists telling people to shine lasers into the sky because the UFO's respond to it.
Now you get incidents like this.
Several people around the world have been arrested for doing this and causing problems to aircrafts, and there reason was they were trying to find UFO's.
And didn't mean to hit the airplane.
Which of course the judges laughed at and were angry they endangered the lives of many.And sent them to prison.
In reality this is no different to shooting at an airplane.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:29 AM
LOL. He probably thought he was fighting the chemtrailers!

I bet he is sorry now. Nobody interrupts NATO chemtrail operations!

Hey, that could be part of his defense, then at least the court would have to establish precedent if only by hearing his defense plea... might as well kill two birds with one stone eh?

I'm emailing him and his lawyer. What a nut!

[edit on 19-8-2008 by TruthTellist]

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:47 AM
About 7 or 8 years ago, I was down at a neighbors house arount 10PM at night. After sitting around on his porch having a few beers, I walked way out into his backyard (in the country) to releive myself of the beer. While standing there, I saw a red dot dancing around on my crotch area. My friend was having some fun with a laser pointer. I walked back up to the house and looked at the device as I had never seen one before. I started pointing it at trees and bushes that were about a quarter mile away. Looking up I saw a commercial airplane at least 30,000 feet up. I went to point it at the plane to see if it would show on the bottom of the wing. My friend grabbed it out of my hand and yelled, "Are you nuts ?" I didn't think there was any harm as the dot would have only been on the bottom of the plane, and I told him I didn't think that it would work if the plane was almost 6 miles away. Then he proceeded to tell me all about it, and how dangerous it could really be. Ignorance is bliss, but I learned a valuable lesson that night !

[edit on 19-8-2008 by Ravinsomniac]

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 07:53 AM
a guy in my home town in the uk was jailed for 2 months (i think) for shining green laser at police helicopter .A quick google shows at least 4 similar separate incidents in the uk resulting in short jail sentances.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:00 AM
so no one is even skeptical of this wild bs? sorry but i can believe in this story unless im shown some kind of proof

#1 ) how the hell could someone accurately point a 1cm wide laser dot accurately at a Moving jet? and hit the cockpit? much less the pilot? WITH HIS BARE HANDS???

You would need a radar system to track it for you and line it up with the correct trajectory!

thats like throwing a needle 4 miles and hitting another needle, Impossible!

i am utterly amazed that not one of you even thought this out for even a second! cmon guys think about it for a few minutes!

if you could aim a laser pointer and not only paint a moving aircraft (prolly going more than 300mph / 450kmph --- then why would anyone need radar to line up their AAA guns ???

why couldnt the iraqi's in the iraq invasion knock down all the US bombers????

i mean come on guys, seriously, this is impossible unless u use sophisticated radar tracking - coupled with a sophisticated device to move the laser in coordination with the radar

and this was a kid no about magical! he must have prayed to God and God pointed that laser for him...

sheesh....the crap people believe without even thinking these days...

im ashamed with all of you lol

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:13 AM
Doubtless he will receive the maximum sentence allowed under British law - no chocolate for 2 weeks.

What a great country to commit crime in.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by muzzleflash

How dare you tell us the truth!

Get bAck to towing the party line you conspircay theorist!!

What a nut!

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:27 AM
i was drawing a silly stickman picture to kinda put it into perspective how impossible this would be, and i realized....What angle did he point the laser at , because, if you pointed at a airplane anywhere above you, it would even be impossible to point the laser IN the cockpit in the first place, since the nose of the plane would be in the way

if it was at more of a horizontal angle, maybe it was possible to get the cockpit within your sights, but a moving cockpit? i seriously doubt its even possible (by hand especially)

i know its a crap picture but still, im trying to make a point here that none of this makes any sense lol

think of the aim this kid must have, to paint the moving target so accurately,

maybe the govt' arrested him to teach their elite sniper squads how to aim flawlessly!

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:35 AM
The guy is 19 years old and shoud have been fully aware of the possible consequences of his actions.

In an ideal world I would fully support imprisonment, unfortunately the reality is that our prisons are over crowded with people serving sentences for driving offences and littering.

If he does get time then he will most likely serve his sentence in Holme House, Stockton.
Upon completion of his sentence will probably come out a fully blown bag head fully conversant in how to pursue his career in petty crime.

It is also very concerning that he could get close enough to be able to commit this crime.
I suspect the guy was only wanting to 'have a laugh', what would the results been if it had been someone more intent in carrying out a more deadly act?

I live literally just down the road from Durham Tees Valley airport and whilst security at the terminal is the same as at any UK airport access to the surrounding areas is pretty easy for tresspassers.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:35 AM
I own a green laser and its range is 8 miles. Shine it at an aircraft and your going to cause mayhem inside the cockpit, especially if some one is looking out the window to fly the plane.

This little fool needs his arse kicking big time for that stupidity.

The stick man drawing is forgetting the spread of the laser, forgetting the reflection around and inside the aircraft, and as for lasing the Police helicopter...

Fooging idiot.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:41 AM

Originally posted by Dan Tanna

The stick man drawing is forgetting the spread of the laser, forgetting the reflection around and inside the aircraft,

if the laser spreads, then it would definatly lose its strength my order of magnitude would it not?

also, if this is true, how did the co-pilot not get blinded also?? i mean your telling me that this laser has a big "spread" so how could it possibly hit 2 of the eyeballs on pilot 1, and yet pilot 2 was not affected at all?

seriously , things are not adding up here

also, how did the pilot of the police chopper not get blinded?

[edit on 19-8-2008 by muzzleflash]

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 11:44 AM
See.. This is what happens when your country goes all P.C..

Now if,like in the good old days, your parents and the local cop on the beat were allowed to punch the living snot out of you..Things like this would happen less.

Since it's just all words n warnings,.. no respect and no sense.

Give him a choice.. Attempted murder x 45.. or line up all the passengers/crew for a kicking.

I'm laying bets he looks like Wayne Rooney or Liam Gallagher.. Ugly n Braindead..

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 12:00 PM
oh, this "expert" claims LASERS do NOT SPREAD....HMMMM ???

"Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The next thing to consider is why laser light is different than other light. You know that laser light travels in straight lines and stays in a small beam instead of spreading out like regular light, right?"

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 12:00 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Don't forget, big jets come in with the nose up and the pilots aren't looking out as they are at there instruments. Same when they take off, nose up. Something to do with air pressure and lift.

The laser perp would have to have a line of sight to the pilots face which is unlikely on a landing approach as I stated earlier in the thread. I think, perhaps a kllm pilot responded to flight control a laser entered the cockpit and the freakin pigs telling the media to make it out as a one eye blind incident.

I still suspect this story, but without the details of where the plane was in relation to the laser beam, I can only suspect BS.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 12:03 PM
reply to post by Peepers

another good point

now, that we have about 15 reasons why this is dam near impossible to accomplish

why would the media/govt LIE about this? What is their Motive? What agenda could they possibly achieve with these lies??

Are they arresting dissenters and making up all of this crap so they can lock him up (on false charges)??

geez, i cant imagine wtf is going on here lol

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 12:15 PM
Laser lights have a focus lense to pin point or spread the beam. The purchase of a working low wattage made pen laser has the beam preset to pencil sharpness by cylinderical optics and does radialy spread very minutely by distance to target. In the suspect case of the kllm pilot being blinded, the beam had to be narrow.

The luxor pyramid in vegas has a co2 laser beam so powerfull you can see it from the california state line and pilots see it from even (400 miles) farther. I heard they have to shut the beam down for over head flight reasons. I can't recall where I read this, but even the shuttle/space station can see the luxor beam in space.

posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 12:25 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash

Two words from the neo/nazi cons, "Homeland Security" BS and funding for more tech toys against the free thinking citizens. Also, you must ponder within the neural network of reason, cop choppers don't fly around airports since that is faa airspace used by commercial aircraft as well as private craft to land and take off. So they shut down the airport in order to fly around the restricted air space and catch this bunch. I don't think so.

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