PUBLISHED: 16:58 18 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:58 18 September 2019 Mark Langford A C-17 Globemaster similar to the one at which a laser pen was shone Picture: GARY STEDMAN (c) copyright citizenside.com Police are appealing for information after a laser pen was shone at a low-level aircraft at RAF Honington. A Royal Air Force pilot flying using night vision goggles Picture: CPL DEK TAYLORA C-17 Globemaster transporter plane was undertaking night-flight training at the base near Bury St Edmunds when it was targeted.The incident happened just after 10pm on Wednesday September 11 and has now been reported to Suffolk Constabulary.A spokesman for the base said the crew were training while using night-goggles, which amplify light.”Such laser light can cause a hazard to the safety of the aircraft and crew not only as a distraction but also potential to cause flash blindness,” the spokesman said.RAF Honington is home to the RAF Regiment and Police and the service’s force protection wing Picture: GREGG BROWN”Given that the aircraft was flying at night and at low level then this raised the risk level.”The spokesman said the targeting of any aircraft with bright lights jeopardises flight safety and is an offence under the Air… Read full this story
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