Update: RCMP identify the light source pointed into the flight deck

January 12, 2023
Goffs, Nova Scotia

News release

Halifax District RCMP has identified the laser light that was pointed into the flight deck of an approaching flight at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

On January 2, 2023, at approximately 6:50 a.m., an incoming flight was preparing to land at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport when the pilots observed a green laser appear in the flight deck. The pilots reported the incident to Air Traffic Control and advised that they believed the laser had been pointed from an area near the golf course on Old Guysborough Rd.

On January 10, Halifax District RCMP were contacted by concerned citizens who learned of the incident. The individuals, who reside near the airfield, reported that a Holiday laser projector light had blown over on their property and had been pointed directly at the sky.

Investigators believe that this was the source of light involved in this incident and that there was no intention to aim it at approaching aircraft.

File # 23-427


Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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