The FBI reported that a high-powered laser pulse or “hit” in southern Georgia would have caused temporary eye damage to a member of the United States Air Force flight crew.
Authorities said that at 9:50 p.m. a unit of the United States Air Force was deliberately hit by a high-powered laser for about a minute.
The researchers explained that the laser beam may have been pulsed from an area northeast of Vidalia, Georgia.
The FBI, in coordination with the US Air Force, explained that they were offering a reward of up to $ 2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the incident that affected an aircraft when it was about to approach the Base of the Savannah Air National Guard on March 9.
Authorities argued that it is a federal crime to point a laser beam at an airplane.
“Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft is serious business and a violation of federal law,” said Joe Campbell, deputy director of our Division of Criminal Investigation.