Laser illuminated into aircraft cockpit near Hilo

Local News

A danger in the skies above Hilo Saturday night.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it received a report of a green laser being aimed-at and illuminating the cockpit of a Boeing 717.

No injuries were reported, and Hawaii Police have been notified.

Shining a laser into any aircraft cockpit is a federal crime.

Anyone convicted can get up to five years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine.

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