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Police warn laser users

Shayal Devi
Thursday, September 04, 2014

POLICE are warning people against directing laser pointers at aircraft as it is a criminal offence and a breach of Fiji's Air Navigation Regulations.

Spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said they were advised of two cases involving deliberate and improper use of laser pointers in the vicinity of airports.

"The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji has brought this issue to our attention," she said.

"The public is forewarned that pointing laser lights towards aircraft on approach to land or departing from an airport could blind pilots and endanger the aircraft and passengers on board.

"Any person who is caught pointing laser light to any aircraft could be charged under the criminal law and liable for prosecution."

She said in the interest of public safety, members of the public should report any sighting of laser lights being directed at aircraft to the nearest police station.








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