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Pilots blinded with laser

Two youths arrested in Seville for having blinded pilots and motorists with green laser

Guardia Civil at the airport in Seville

Guardia Civil at the airport in Seville
Photo: Guardia Civil

Recently, pilots flying at Sevilla Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Sevilla-San Pablo) reported that they have been blinded by a laser pen. There have also been complaints from motorists on the N-IV road near Carmona.

Guardia Civil compiled a unit around the area to Respond Quickly wheneever these events Occured. They got a message from the control tower that a plane from Amsterdam was blinded at 3000 meters altitude and immediately started to search the area. They quickly found two youths aged 14 and 16 who hid in the bushes in a park – with a laser pointer in their hands.

They will now be prosecuted both for violation of traffic safety and violations of aviation safety.