Police are investigating two incidents in which a laser beam was directed at the cockpit of two All Nippon Airways (ANA) aircraft as they were landing at Itami Airport in Osaka last month.
According to police, the first incident involved a Boeing 737 plane arriving from Matsuyama at around 6:50 p.m. on Oct 17, Fuji TV reported The pilot noticed a laser beam hitting the cockpit window when the aircraft was 300 meters above the runway. The laser beam did not get in the pilot's eyes and the aircraft – with 107 passengers and crew aboard -- managed to land safely.
The second incident occurred 50 minutes later, involving an ANA aircraft which was at an altitude of 1,300 meters.
Police are investigating the incidents as a case of forcible obstruction of business.© Japan Today