Laser incidents reported by U.S. pilots hit record in 2021 -report

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The number of reported incidents involving aiming of lasers at U.S. airplanes hit a record in 2021, according to a federal government report, which also said regulators should do more to address the problem. The Government Accountability Office said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should strengthen its efforts to address the practice that regulators say can pose a serious safety issue. Reported laser incidents rose 42% in 2021 to 9,273. Intentionally aiming lasers at aircraft poses a safety threat to pilots and violates federal law. “Many hig…

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