WestJet pilot eyes burned by green laser light while flying to Orlando
The pilot was placed on medical leave
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May 22, 2019 - by Paola Loriggio for citynews.ca
A WestJet pilot flying from Newfoundland to Orlando International Airport had his eyes burned by a green laser light, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials said Wednesday.
Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that the WestJet Airlines aircraft was about 40 kilometres from the airport when the laser light hit the pilot.
The flight landed safely a short time later, and the pilot was placed on medical leave, which is routine in such cases...