Another Laser Strike on Police Helicopter

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 05 2011 Aug 5, 2011 Friday, August 05, 2011 5:36:00 PM CDT August 05, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

Webster Groves, Mo. (AP) - Police in St. Louis County are investigating another laser strike on aircraft. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a green laser hit a police helicopter flying over the Webster Groves area Thursday night. Pilots could not find the source of the laser beam, and no arrests have been made. 

Just last month, 26-year-old Justin Stouder of Hazelwood publicly apologized for pointing a green laser at another police helicopter in April 2010, temporarily blinding the pilots. He was never formally charged but spent a year on probation.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported more than 2,800 laser strikes nationwide in 2010.

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