Green laser points at jet leaving Sea-Tac

  • Fri Oct 15th, 2010 12:56pm
  • News

Associated Press

SEATAC — The FAA said someone pointed a green laser light at a Southwest Airlines jet departing Sea-Tac Airport about 6:40 a.m. Friday for Denver.

Spokesman Mike Fergus said Flight 515 was about 7.5 miles southeast of the airport at an elevation of 7,500 feet when the light illuminated the cockpit.

KOMO-TV reports no one was hurt, and the plane continued to Denver.

The FAA contacted Auburn police who checked some parking lots but found no suspects.

The FAA said the person responsible could be charged with interfering with the flight crew.