Page last updated at 06:22 GMT, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 07:22 UK

Laser beam air attacks on rise

Advertisement

Airline pilots say they are increasingly worried about being distracted or even blinded by powerful laser beams.

Planes and helicopters are being targeted by people on the ground using hand-held lasers.

They are easy to buy and their use has seen a marked rise.

Jenny Hill reports.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific