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Laser light flashed at plane landing in Spokane

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009, 9:58 A.M.

Police are looking for the person who flashed a green laser light on a plane landing at Spokane International Airport.

The Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle landed safely Monday night. The crew had a medical check as a precaution.

Airport Director Neal Sealock says a laser light disruption endangers an aircraft.

The green light reportedly came from the South Hill neighborhood where some flights have been rerouted during a four-month project that began this month on the main Spokane runway.

Laser lights also have repeatedly been flashed this year on planes landing at Sea-Tac Airport.

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