Calne: Laser Pen Shone At Aircraft

2 September 2014, 12:03 | Updated: 2 September 2014, 12:24

Police investigating the ''foolish'' shining of a laser pen at a passenger plane in Wiltshire believe it came from the Calne area.

Officers say the green laser was shone at about 9.24pm on Sunday, 31st August, into the cockpit of an Airbus 321, which was making its descent towards Bristol Airport. 

It was reported by the pilot at the time. 

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "Shining any form of powerful light in the direction of a flying aircraft is foolish at best and fatal at worst.

"Fortunately, on this occasion, the pilot was still able to land the plane safely at Bristol airport but it could have been a very different story." 

Anyone with information is being asked to call the force on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if preferred, on 0800 555 111