Laser hits American Airlines flight near Meacham

Fort Worth Star-TelegramSeptember 28, 2011 

FORT WORTH — An American Airlines flight, westbound from D/FW Airport, reported being hit by a green laser at 10,000 feet late Tuesday, seven miles northwest of Meacham Airport.

No injuries were reported, according to Lynn Lunsford, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.

"We notified Fort Worth police," Lunsford said. "This nonsense happens multiple times a night in cities all across the United States."

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt announced this summer that the FAA would begin imposing civil penalties against people who point a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft.

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