Following a segment during CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, Rene Marsh reported on four passenger planes being struck by lasers in the New York area. To analyze the situation, Costello brought in former CNN anchor/correspondent and current CNN aviation analyst Miles O’Brien.
Prefacing the discussion, Costello said, “I wanna bring in our aviation analyst, Miles O’Brien, to talk more about this. So, they hit these planes with a laser at 8,000 feet. That’s a powerful laser – or, seemingly, it is.”
“Yeah, and you can get them for about a buck online, Carol. That’s the problem: they’re ubiquitous, particularly the green ones, they’re much more visible to the human eye, and you can get them online for next-to-nothing.”
Not mincing words, O’Brien called it “a complete jackass move” and added that, “People who do it should stop and think about what they’re doing for just a moment,” pointing out that they could face serious federal charges.
(H/t Ethan Klapper)