Aviation Ministry Proposes Police Action Against Flashing Laser Light on Aircraft

In a statement dated July 6, the ministry asked for modifications to the 1937 Aircraft Rules, requesting that, before giving notice to the laser light user, a Central government official.

Highlights

  • The Civil Aviation Ministry has suggested that police take legal action against anyone who shines a laser light from outside any Indian airport onto an aircraft.
  • The Civil Aviation Ministry has advised police to file a lawsuit against anyone who fires a laser light into an aeroplane from outside any Indian airport.
  • In a statement dated July 6, the ministry requested changes to the 1937 Aircraft Rules, asking that if the user of the laser light is found, he or she be given a notice by a Central government representative first.

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The Civil Aviation Ministry has suggested that police take legal action against anyone who shines a laser light from outside any Indian airport onto an aircraft.

In a statement dated July 6, the ministry requested changes to the 1937 Aircraft Rules, asking that if the user of the laser light is found, he or she be given a notice by a Central government representative first.

The Civil Aviation Ministry has advised police to file a lawsuit against anyone who fires a laser light into an aeroplane from outside any Indian airport.

In a statement dated July 6, the ministry asked for modifications to the 1937 Aircraft Rules, requesting that, before giving notice to the laser light user, a Central government official.

The Aviation Ministry has stated that stakeholders and the general public have until August 6 to submit their thoughts on these proposed changes to the 1937 Aircraft Rules.

According to government officials, several pilots complained to the air traffic controller at the Kolkata airport in October of last year about how laser lights distracted them as they were coming to land their aircraft during Durga Puja.

According to reports, the pilot of an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Delhi complained to the air traffic controller at the Delhi airport in August 2017 that green laser light was distracting him as he was about to land the aircraft.

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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