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FAA: Laser pointed at plane landing at Boston Logan

March 11, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating after an airplane landing at Boston Logan International Airport had a laser pointed at it, which can temporarily blind a pilot.

Some details of the Thursday evening incident are still sketchy. Earlier reports had indicated there were two incidents, including one Friday morning. The FAA says that is not the case.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Matthew Guarino (gah-REE’-noh) says they got a call around 8:03 p.m. on Thursday about a laser being pointed at an airplane.

He says the laser was believed to be coming from northeast of the airport and they notified patrols in Revere and Lynn.

The FAA said the call came around 8:51 p.m. and was thought to have originated from southwest of the airport.

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