http://media.newyork.cbslocal.com/CBSNY_20150529173251967AA.mp4 FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after five pilots reported that a green laser was pointed at their planes while flying over Long Island and New Jersey near John F. Kennedy Airport. The first set of laser strikes happened between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday near Bethpage State Park, about four miles northwest of Farmingdale, the FAA said. The planes, an American Airlines, a Shuttle America and two Delta flights, were at about 8,000 feet when the FAA said the pilots said their planes were illuminated by the laser. 4 Pilots Say Laser Was Pointed At Planes Over Long Island Steve Kastenbaum reports play pause In an air traffic control recording archived on the website LiveATC.net, one of the pilots can be heard reporting the incident. Pilot: “Looks like some lasers coming outside now.” Air traffic control: “So it is coming up on the left side hitting the left side of the aircraft. OK, does it look like it’s coming straight up or from a distance?” Pilot: “No, I am not looking down at it. But it is lighting up the inside of the windshield here from the left side.” At first, the pilots thought it was coincidence, but quickly realized they were being targeted. Pilot: “I thought it was just a rogue laser, but they were definitely aiming at us a couple of times. We saw it a couple of times into the cockpit.” No injuries were reported.
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FAA Investigating After Lasers Pointed At 5 Planes Near JFK Airport