Man Accused of Pointing Laser at Chopper 10

A Philadelphia man was charged today for allegedly pointing a laser at Chopper 10.

By David Chang
|  Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 7:29 PM EDT
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Man Accused of Pointing Laser at Chopper 10

NBC10Philadelphia.com

Back on July 18, investigators say Daniel Dangler, 29, aimed a laser pointer at an NBC10 helicopter.

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A Philadelphia man was charged today for allegedly pointing a laser at Chopper 10.

Back on July 18, investigators say Daniel Dangler, 29, aimed a laser pointer at an NBC10 helicopter. The incident violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act which established a new criminal offense for aiming a laser beam at an aircraft or its flight path in the United States.

President Barack Obama signed the act back in February after a growing number of incidents in which pilots were distracted or even temporarily blinded by laser beams.

If convicted, Dangler faces a maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.
 

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