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Police probe laser pointer strike on airplane

TORONTO, Ont. – Pilots landing an airplane at Pearson International Airport said a laser beam was aimed at the aircraft, Peel police said on Tuesday.

Police told 680News the incident occurred at around 8:45 p.m. No information about the aircraft has been released.

During landing, pilots on the aircraft reported a laser light shone at the airplane.

No one was injured.

Police said they are treating the report as a criminal investigation.

Under the Aeronautics Act, aiming a bright light at an aircraft cockpit is a federal offence that carries a maximum penalty of $100,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.

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