Despite FAA report, Frontier says pilot wasn't injured by laser - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Despite FAA report, Frontier says pilot wasn't injured by laser

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An air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport, seen in this undated photo. (FOX 5 FILE) An air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport, seen in this undated photo. (FOX 5 FILE)
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Despite a report to the contrary by the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday morning, Frontier Airlines said its pilot was not injured by a laser during his approach to Las Vegas.

According to Ian Gregor, spokesman for the FAA, Frontier flight 1119 from Cincinnati, OH, was about six miles away from McCarran International Airport at an altitude of 3,800 feet when the Airbus was hit by a green laser about 2 a.m.

Gregor said the crew reported that one of the pilots suffered an eye injury because of the beam.

However, Jim Faulkner, spokesman for Frontier, said the pilot was not injured and went to the hotel after the plane arrived at LAS. 

Faulkner said the accident did not affect any other flights.

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