At least five flights traveling over Long Island Thursday night were hit by lasers, according to federal officials. A green laser illuminated the aircraft while they flew 8,000 feet about 4 miles northwest of Farmingdale, a spokesman for the FAA said Friday. The incidents occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. The affected flights are: American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634, the FAA said.
At least two of those flights — American 185 and Delta 2292 — originated at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the airlines’ online flight trackers. Within the next two hours, another flight — Sun Country Airlines 249 — was also hit with a green laser about 11:30 p.m. as it traveled 14 miles southwest of JFK Airport, the FAA said. New York State Police have been notified and an investigation is underway. FULL REPORT