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Directing Laser Lights At Aircraft in Motion is Strictly Prohibited

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) wishes to advise the public that it is an offence to direct laser lights or any device which may impair the vision of the pilot toward aircraft in motion. Anyone doing so is liable on summary conviction to a fine of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) and imprisonment for one (1) year. Laser lights can temporarily blind pilots during takeoff and landing, thus endangering the lives of passengers and crew on board.

The Authority appreciates the public’s cooperation in ensuring the safety of all passengers in to and out of Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports.

Anyone with information on persons directing laser lights at aircrafts are asked to contact the Security Department at 669-4888 Ext. 4140/4142/4149.

3rd September 2012

 

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