The FBI is looking for people who are blind blue laser pilots arriving at the airport of new York

If you know someone who can send a bright blue laser at approaching planes to JFK airport in new York – be sure to call the FBI.

Field office of the FBI in new York appealed to the public to help find the people responsible for pointing a blue laser at aircraft arriving at the international airport John F. Kennedy international airport in new York.

The pilots reported eye injuries as a result of this, said the FBI.

According to the Bureau, the laser, apparently, direct from the area Roslyn (long island, new York).

Laser lights illuminate the cockpit and can temporarily blind pilots. It is a criminal offence punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to five years, fines of up to $250, thousand or both.

The President of the International Association of airline pilots, captain Lee Moak called the unacceptable risk faced by the pilots from lasers.

«This creates a serious security risk for travellers», he said.

According to the Federal office of civil aviation USA (FAA) in 2018 in new York and new Jersey were registered 147 incidents of lasers directed at aircraft. Since the beginning of 2019 was already 92 cases.

In 2017 across the country were registered 6754 laser incident, which is 250% more than in 2010, when the FAA first began tracking such cases.

«Many powerful lasers can completely incapacitate pilots, who transport hundreds of passengers,» said the FAA.

To inform about lasers, please, call: 1-800-CALL-FBI or 911. Anonymity is guaranteed.