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NZALPA awaiting outcome in Corban laser court case


New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association For Immediate Release

28 November 2012


NZALPA awaiting outcome in Corban laser court case

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) is awaiting the outcome of today’s court appearance of a teenager who shone a laser at the police eagle helicopter in March 2011. “The outcome of two other court cases earlier this year has sent a clear message; pointing lasers at aircraft is not acceptable” says Glen Kenny, NZALPA President.

NZALPA welcomes the recent announcements of the Ministry of Health’s consultation document addressing the importation of lasers and the selection of Dr Cam Calder’s member’s bill addressing possession, we are pleased that the seriousness of the laser strike issue is being addressed.

At best laser strikes are a distraction and at worst they can cause temporary blindness, or even permanent eye damage, and at a critical phase of flight for an aircraft, on approach and close to landing; this is extremely dangerous.

Mr Kenny says “This is about protecting the general public from a senseless act that could one day have fatal consequences whether that is an aircraft, or another form of public transport.”

NZALPA is committed to working with the aviation industry, Police, the Government and the Civil Aviation Authority to develop solutions to mitigate this threat.

ENDS

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