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Laser pointing gang arrested in Bahrain

Old 8th May 2008, 00:59
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Exclamation Laser pointing gang arrested in Bahrain

Taken from today's Gulf Daily News.

'Laser guns' flashed as plane lands MANAMA
A GANG which allegedly aimed a [email protected] dazzler at a plane landing at Bahrain International Airport has been arrested.
Police caught them as they were aiming the [email protected] at the aircraft while it was landing.
They have appeared before the General Prosecutor to be interrogated and face charges, Interior Ministry Assistant Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs Colonel Mohammed Rashid Buhmood said yesterday.
He also warned against such criminal acts, which could carry life imprisonment, in addition to sanctions stipulated by the law on civil aviation.
Under the penal law, convicts could even get capital punishment in case of casualties.
The ban also applies to the use of dazzling lights to blur aircraft during descent.
Other aircraft crews have reported use of [email protected] and dazzling lights, which prompted the Interior Ministry to take strong action.



http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...&IssueID=31049
 
Old 10th May 2008, 14:24
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Great to hear that the Government has reacted so soon and with such a strong position. This phenonemon was becoming increasingly common (and extremely annoying) on approach to 30R.
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