Pilots: Laser beam pointed at aircraft

ORANGE Authorities received a report around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday from the John Wayne Airport control tower, after pilots of two planes reported that a laser beam had been aimed at their aircraft.

Police said the laser beam was coming from the area of South Olympia Way and East Palmyra Avenue.

A sheriff's helicopter was sent to investigate but had to leave after a laser beam was also pointed at it.

Orange police conducted a ground search but were unable to find anything. If caught, whoever pointed the device at the aircraft could face felony charges.

 

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