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Five planes at Dublin Airport have been targeted by laser pens. This has raised security concerns.

Five planes are forced into evasive actions when they land at Dublin Airport. They are targeted with laser pens. This sparks security fears.

  • Laser pointing was used to target five aircraft that landed at Dublin.
  • It is believed that the laser pens were pointed at planes from a nearby community.
  • The lasers could have been pointed at the pilot’s eye, posing a serious danger to people.

Five planes were targeted by laser pens when they touched down at Dublin Airport. The planes had to take evasive measures because of security concerns.

The lasers targeted the planes as they arrived at Dublin Airport on Friday night last week. This raised security concerns.

It is believed that the laser pen was pointed at the planes by the Blanchardstown area in west Dublin about 6 miles (9.7km).

The laser pens didn’t cause any serious accidents and none of the five aircrafts were forced into diverting. The laser pointing did increase security concerns for airport staff, and the pilots were forced to take evasive measures.

It is believed that the laser pens were pointed at planes from Blanchardstown in west Dublin, approximately 6 miles (9.7km), from Dublin Airport (pictured).

Pilots were forced into a specific course to ensure passenger safety landing.

A lazer pointed in the eye would have blinded the pilot. This would have put people on the plane and those around it in danger.

According to a source, Irish Independent┬áIt was a’very unpleasant circumstance for the pilots involved with these landings’.

It is not known if passengers were aware that the laser was being pointed at them. The laser light could have reflected through the windows and illuminated the interior, possibly alarming passengers, if they were not blinded when landing, as per the protocol.

Garda Headquarters in Ireland, the national police agency, confirmed the indecent, and stated that they received a report at 9pm last Friday, December 2.

They also confirmed that inquiries into the incident continue.

Blanchardstown garda station is leading the investigation into laser pointing. Blanchardstown garda station has not yet made any arrests or identified any suspects.

According to a source, Irish Independent Recent incidents such as these have become a growing problem.

Source said that the most likely scenario was that these are young men who don’t fully understand the potentially dangerous consequences of their behavior.

“It seems to be nothing more sinister that that.”

It is a crime under the 2014 State Airports Shannon Group Act in Ireland to target planes using lasers. If they are found, they will likely be prosecuted.

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