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JetBlue pilot injured in laser-pointer incident
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Federal agents are investigating a laser-pointing incident that injured a pilot flying into New York City.
A green laser went through the windshield of a plane flying from Syracuse to Kennedy Airport Sunday night.
The incident happened near Islip.
The pilot suffered a minor eye injury, and even with that, he landed the plane safely.
Pointing a laser at an aircraft became a federal crime last year, with violators subject to an $11,000 fine.
More than 1,500 laser incidents have been recorded this year.
Laser pointers are also subject to state laws in some cases. A Massachusetts man was sentenced to three years in prison in 2011 for shining a green laser at a Massachusetts State Police helicopter in 2007.
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