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Lasers shone at five planes landing at Glasgow Airport

The pilots had to take evasive action on each occasion to protect their vision.

Planes were targeted between 10pm and 11.30pm on Monday and the same time on Tuesday (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Planes were targeted between 10pm and 11.30pm on Monday and the same time on Tuesday (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Pilots had to take evasive action to avoid a potentially “catastrophic” scenario after lasers were used to target five planes landing at Glasgow Airport.

The “extremely dangerous” incidents happened between 10pm and 11.30pm on Monday and the same time on Tuesday.

Lasers were beamed at five different aircraft coming in to land, causing the pilots to take action to protect their vision.

Incidents such as these are not only extremely dangerous and incredibly reckless Glasgow Airport

Police Scotland said the lasers were shone from Knightswood Park.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said: “Incidents such as these are not only extremely dangerous and incredibly reckless, they are also criminal acts.”

Sergeant Nigel McDonald said: “The consequences of this type of action could be catastrophic.”

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