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Lasers force 2 Coast Guard helicopters to land at LAX

Aug 29, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
There have been dozens of such incidents reported near the airport this year. Aiming the high-powered beams at pilots is illegal and can cause temporary blindness, officials say.

Two Coast Guard helicopters were forced to land at Los Angeles International Airport in the last week after being flashed with laser beams, the latest of 63 such incidents reported near the airport so far this year and part of a growing problem nationwide.

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