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US: Fort Worth teen given misdemeanor ticket for lasing air ambulance
20 Oct 2011 -- Categories: Aviation incidents | Fines & Jail
A CareFlite medical helicopter was lased by a teenager as it took off from a hospital in Fort Worth to return to its base. The pilot was temporarily blinded but was able to hover over the area to direct officers to the laser beam’s location. A teenager was apprehended. He was given a Class C misdemeanor ticket.