Both planes were targeted near Wellington Airport.

Both aircrafts were targeted near Wellington Airport.

2 planes in 2 nights have been struck by lasers in the skies above Wellington.

“Laser strikes against airplane can have extremely severe – and possibly deadly – repercussions,” Inspector Wade Jennings stated.

“Intentionally shining a laser at any airplane can briefly blind the pilot and confuse them, possibly resulting in them losing control of the airplane.”

A green laser was pointed at a plane in Wellington on Tuesday (File photo).


A green laser was pointed at a plane in Wellington on Tuesday (File image).

About 10.45 pm on Monday a little aircraft was targeted by a laser strike in the area of Wellington Airport, cops stated.

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About 10.15 pm on Tuesday a two-seater aircraft, with a pilot and instructor on board, was struck twice by a green laser within Wellington Airport-controlled airspace.

The airport control tower informed police that the laser originated from the Tiotio Rd, Pinelands Ave, or Fettes Cres area above Strathmore. Police were deployed however couldn’t find the culprit.

Authorities are appealing for info.

The occurrences have actually been described the Civil Air Travel Authority.

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