Officers want to trace those shining lasers at planes

Published 07 August 2019

Officers in Drumchapel are appealing for information from the public after someone, who was within the area of Knightswood Park, was shining a laser at aircrafts coming into land at Glasgow Airport on two occasions.

Between 10 pm and 11.30 pm on Monday 5 August and the same time on Tuesday 6 August 2019 five different aircrafts were affected, causing the pilots to take action from within the cockpit to protect their vision.


Sergeant Nigel McDonald, Drumchapel Police Office, said:

“To shine a light at an aircraft is incredibly dangerous and whoever is responsible has shown a total disregard for safety. The consequences of this type of action could be catastrophic.

“We know the light came from the area of Knightswood Park and therefore we would appeal for anyone who may have seen anyone with a laser light in that area at the time to get in touch with us.

“We urge anyone with any information regarding this incident to come forward.”

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said:

“Incidents such as these are not only extremely dangerous and incredibly reckless, they are also criminal acts. We would urge anyone who witnesses a laser being shone at an aircraft to contact Police Scotland immediately.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4704 of Monday 5 August 2019. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.

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