CMPD Investigating Green Laser Blasted Into Cockpit of Plane Approaching Charlotte


Late last night a large green laser was blasted into the cockpit of a Delta Airlines aircraft in-route to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The pilots onboard Delta Flight 2409 (flying to Charlotte from Atlanta) reported seeing a green light illuminate the cockpit when they were on final approach at about 11:30pm last night.

A laser light can be especially dangerous at low altitudes where mistakes are magnified if a pilot becomes disoriented or blinded.

This is now the second time in 4 days that a green laser has been blasted into the cabin of a commercial aircraft coming into Charlotte.

Police are now investigating the incidents. If you have any information, please call CLT Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.