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Thu, Feb 28, 2008

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.28.08)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"It's very serious. Had we had an incident, had we had a mishap here, two individuals could have died. I don't know if the aircraft are just an attractive target but I think that people fail to realize how serious it can be."

Source: Albuquerque (NM) Police Department officer Tim Booth, recounting an incident during which two men pointed the construction-grade laser pointer at the cockpit of the department's helicopter, Air One, as it was landing to investigate suspicious activity on the night of February 18. The pilots aborted their original approach, and later touched down safely, but Booth maintains the helicopter could have crashed as a result. When officers caught the men, the suspects told police they didn't know the incident could have hurt anyone -- and added they thought it might be funny.

FMI: www.cabq.gov/police

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