CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Police in Kentwood are looking for whoever is responsible for shining a laser light at two landing planes Sunday morning.
The incidents happened at around midnight as two aircraft were landing at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Cascade Township, an airport spokesperson confirmed to 24 Hour News 8.
The pilots of the aircraft contacted air traffic control to report the incident and Kentwood police were called to investigate.
The FBI has gotten involved in the issue that has become more of a problem in recent years. The federal government has stiffened the possible penalty for such an act because of it.
If convicted, violators could face up to five years in prison and an $11,000 fine, NBC news reported earlier this month.
Besides being a distraction, the laser lights have the potential to temporarily blind pilots.
Kentwood police say they were never able to locate a suspect in this morning's incident.
The aircraft both landed safely without delay.
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