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Laser Targeting U.S Commercial Aircraft

By: TopDog - Published: Apr 19, 2009 • References: komonews
There seems to be no end to the stupid things that people can do. The latest incidents of U.S commercial aircraft being targeted by green and red lasers is a good example of how unintelligent some pranksters might be.

This is a particularly brainless prank because of the inherent danger involved. When a laser beam intersects with the eye, a condition known as laser induced flash blindness can occur. This holds true especially for people accustomed to low light levels, like a pilot.

The first image shown here is a look at a human eye that has suffered a hemorrhage due to laser-induced flash-blindness. To see what damage a laser beam can cause a CD case, check out the video above.