FAA: Jets hit by lasers while approaching Sea-Tac Airport

No one was hurt, but three incidents were reported over the weekend.

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Authorities say three jetliners were hit by laser beams while approaching Sea-Tac Airport recently.

The first incident unfolded at around 8 p.m. Friday as a Boeing 737 en route from Kauai, Hawaii, to Seattle was struck by a green-and-white laser while traveling north-northeast 18 miles south of Olympia.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the second incident took place about 3½ hours later, when a Boeing 737-800 traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle was illuminated by a blue laser on the right side of the aircraft.

The final incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when a Boeing 737-900 was hit by a blue laser while heading northeast about about 16 miles southeast of Sea-Tac Airport.

Nobody was hurt and the appropriate authorities were notified.

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