20 Oct 2010

Plane hit by laser on approach to airport

11:01 am on 20 October 2010

Hamilton police are investigating the use of a laser on a small plane as it was coming into land at the city's airport on Tuesday night.

The pilot reported his aircraft was hit by a green laser a number of times from somewhere in the central city.

Police say the plane landed safety.

They say lasers are distracting for pilots and can have tragic circumstances.