Sore Sight: Laser Attacks on Plane Cockpits on the Rise

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 12:45 PM EDT

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Sore Sight: Laser Attacks on Plane Cockpits on the Rise

October 24, 2011 Updated Oct 24, 2011 at 12:45 PM EDT

According to a USA Today story, the number of laser attacks on airplane cockpits is on pace to set a record in 2011.

According to the USA today report, Federal Aviation Association data shows that there have been more than 2,700 laser incidents through mid-October in 2011. By contrast, there were 2,836 laser incidents reported in 2010, the story says.

Read the USA Today story HERE.