Delta Pilot Hurt By Laser


A second Delta Air Lines pilot has suffered eye injuries resulting from a laser being pointed at his aircraft. The unidentified first officer on a 737 was taken for medical treatment after reportedly being hit with the laser while the plane was on approach to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport last Tuesday. The plane landed safely. FBI spokeswoman Lori Bailey said the pilot was lased when the plane was six miles out at about 9,000 feet. Details of the pilot’s condition were not available. As AVweb told you in March, another Delta pilot told Congress of the effects of a laser attack on his airplane last September. Perry Winder testified that he suffered intense pain and the affected eye remains sensitive to light. He was off work for more than two weeks because of the incident, which happened while the plane approached Salt Lake City last September. Last March 10, the flying pilot on a Continental flight had to turn over the controls to the first officer after suffering blurred vision from a lasing.