Model Rocket “Fired At” Aircraft


Massachusetts State Police are asking for public help in finding whoever is responsible for allegedly firing a model rocket at an AirWisconsin regional jet on Saturday. FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker told The Boston Globe that the pilot reported seeing a “spark or firework” in front of the plane as he was descending through 500 feet on final for Logan International Airport. Baker told the newspaper the pilot believed the rocket had been intentionally aimed at the aircraft although the newspaper did not elaborate on how that conclusion was reached. The rocket was believed to have been launched from an area called the Belle Isle Marsh Reserve, which is about a half mile northeast of the airport. Police are investigating and are hoping to talk to anyone who saw the rocket being launched.