FAA: Southwest Airlines flight targeted in laser incident

The FAA confirms a plane landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport was struck by a green laser.

The Southwest Airlines flight was coming in from Tulsa around 6:30 p.m. when the cockpit was illuminated by a laser.

The pilot says his plane was about 4,000 feet in the air when the strike happened. Thankfully no one was hurt and the plane landed safely.

Laser strikes have become a growing problem at airports in the country, the FAA says there have been 180 laser strikes this year.

Phoenix has the second most laser strikes out of any city.

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