Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety risk and violates federal law. Many high-powered lasers can completely incapacitate pilots who are trying to fly safely to their destinations and may be carrying hundreds of passengers. Unfortunately, reported incidents of lasers aimed at aircraft are steadily increasing.

Infographic: 14x increase in laser incident reports from 283 in 2005 to 3,960 in 2013.

Laser Hazards & Effects

Lasers can completely incapacitate pilots who are trying to fly safely to their destinations and may be carrying hundreds of passengers.
 

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Report a Laser Incident

If you are the victim of a laser incident or you witness a laser incident, please report it to FAA.

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Laser News, Laws & Civil Penalties

The FAA is working with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to pursue civil and criminal penalties against individuals who purposely aim a laser at an aircraft.

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