Dangerous Prank - Pointing Lasers at Airplane Pilots

November 30, 2012 Updated Nov 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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November 30, 2012 Updated Nov 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM EDT

U.S. (WKBW) - Might recall a few years back, 21-year-old Eric Voight, is one of three men charged with pointed lasers at planes and helicopters coming in for landing at the airport, a move that could have created serious safety risks for pilots.

Cases like that are on the rise these days especially at one of the nation's busiest airports Dallas.

Here's ABC's Jim Douglas reporting on these attacks.

So far there have been no crashes linked to lasers, but the FAA says some pilots have had to abort landings and hand over controls to co-pilots.

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