September 19, 2017
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NY-bound flight reports laser in cockpit, says official

NEW YORK — A JetBlue Airways official says the pilot of a New York-bound flight reported what appeared to be a laser directed into the cockpit of the airplane.

JetBlue spokesman Morgan Johnston said Sunday the plane landed safely and the incident was reported to air traffic controllers. The pilot was unhurt.

Johnston says Flight 607 from Portland, Maine, was on approach to JFK on Saturday night when the pilot noticed the laser coming through the window. The flight landed around 8 p.m.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, says police are investigating.

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