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Subject: Thought you might be interested in this little bit of unusual information
Aircraft in Australia Attacked by Laser Lights, Sun-Herald Says
By Victoria Batchelor
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Six airplanes flying into Sydney Airport on March 28 were attacked by people shining laser lights from the ground, Australia's Sun-Herald newspaper reported.
Pilots notified air traffic controllers after the laser- beam attacks began at 10:15 p.m. local time in Sydney's south- west, the newspaper said. Police, who arrived in the area at 10:45 p.m., couldn't find the perpetrators, the newspaper said.
Air traffic controllers closed the flight path and diverted incoming planes to a different runway, the newspaper said. Some aircraft landed as much as 30 minutes late, it reported.
Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus said the government would look at banning imports of laser lights, and also at increasing penalties for shining a laser light at an airplane from the current two years of jail time, the newspaper reported.