Originally Posted by JLuke
He shouldn't have done it, but i don't think the punishment fits the crime. "The intensity of the light obscured the vision of the pilot and impaired the pilot’s ability to control the aircraft." I wish they wouldn't blow this out of proportion. Why not just say "some dumbass was shining a lazer at our helicopter so we slapped him with a 1k dollar fine and he'll most likely never do it again."
You have understand that at that distance the laser has fanned out and is much wider. It completely fills the dark, night-time cockpit with blinding green light.
I don't think they blew it out of proportion.