Attacks in which airplanes are targeted with laser pointers are up 1,100 percent nationwide since 2005.
According to Quartz, the Federal Aviation Administration reported that there were more cases of planes being targeted with lasers in January 2013 than in all of 2005. This January, there were 346 cases, while in all of 2005, there were just 283.
The FAA takes the matter so seriously that it has a Web site dedicated to informing the public about the hazard. "No accidents have been attributed to the illumination of crewmembers by lasers, but given the sizable number of reports … Read more