FAA: 4 aircraft hit by lasers in the Valley

Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 11:28:37-05

Green lasers struck four aircraft flying into the Deer Valley airport Tuesday night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the first incident happened around 6:30 p.m. A helicopter flying 10 miles northwest of Phoenix reported a green laser coming in on the right side.

About 10 minutes later, a Bombardier CRJ2 jet reported a green laser coming in on its right side.

Officials say a third incident was called in around 8:20 p.m. A Cessna 172 reported being targeted by a green laser while flying four miles northeast of Phoenix.  

The fourth incident happened 30 minutes later. A Piper PA28 reported being hit by a green laser flying southwest of Phoenix.  

No injuries were reported.

Officials say the Phoenix Police Department AERO Division was notified about all four incidents.

The reports come after a November incident when two planes were hit by a green laser near Sky Harbor.

Authorities say if you're caught, you could face 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.