FBI seeking info on lasers striking aircraft in Kentucky

Published: Oct. 25, 2017 at 12:16 PM EDT
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The FBI is asking for the community's help to solve a series incidents involving lasers striking aircraft in central Kentucky.

Agents say the majority of the strikes have happened between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the Hustonville area.

Agents say lasers pointed at aircraft are dangerous because they can distract or even temporarily blind pilots.

"Well the first thing that they train you to do is don't look at it well obviously if you see it happen and you try to bury yourself in your instruments in your cockpit and shield your eyes from it, but like I said if it's in a landing phase in particular or if your trying to fly instruments it can be a real hassle and real problem, danger," one pilot said.

The FBI says the lasers have had the biggest impact on commercial flights.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Louisville FBI at (502) 263-6000.