Thu, Feb 28, 2008
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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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
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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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.
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