Authorities Investigate Laser Reported By Pilot


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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Authorities are asking the public for help in tracking down a mysterious green light that lit up the side of a passenger plane leaving Manchester this week.

Police said the pilot of a United Airlines commuter plane noticed the green laser light hitting the plane just after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The plane was flying over Manchester at the time.

Police said the light illuminated the plane briefly but did not affect the flight.

The police and FBI are trying to find out where the light came from. They said there is no indication so far that the light was intended as a threat or to disrupt air travel.

They believe it came from an area on the east side of the Merrimack River bordered by Maple and Pine streets on the east and west and Spruce and Valley Streets on the north and south.

Manchester police said that anyone with information on the light can leave a tip anonymously.