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3 September 2012

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Directing Laser Lights At Aircraft is Strictly Prohibited

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) wishes to remind the public that directing laser lights toward aircraft in motion is strictly prohibited.

Laser lights can temporarily blind pilots during takeoff and landing, thus endangering the lives of passengers and crew on board.

The public is advised that it is an offence to point laser lights or any device at aircraft which may impair the vision of pilots. Perpetrators would be liable on summary conviction to a fine of ten thousand dollars and imprisonment for one year.

The Authority anticipates the co-operation of the public 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 aircraft is asked to contact the Airports Authority’s Security Department at 669-4888 exts. 4140/4142/4149.

 

 

 

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