Laser beam shone at plane near airport sparks investigation

A laser beam was shone at a passenger aircraft in Aberdeen on Tuesday.

Police are investigating after a laser was shone at a passenger plane approaching Aberdeen Airport.

The incident took place at around 9.45pm on Tuesday when the beam was directed at the aircraft from the Bridge of Don area.

Officers investigating say the “extremely reckless” act could have had “serious consequences” if it had distracted the pilot.

Inspector Hamish King at Aberdeen Airport said:The use of a laser in this manner is extremely reckless and could have serious consequences if a pilot was distracted or momentarily blinded by such a device. 

“I would urge anyone in possession of these types of device not to misuse them in this manner and would remind people that reports such as this are taken very seriously by Police Scotland and the Scottish Courts Service. 

“I would urge anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to contact police on the 101.”

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