A woman has been charged after allegedly aiming a laser pointer at a PolAir aircraft in Sydney’s west overnight.
About 11.30pm on Tuesday, February 16, PolAir 1 was flying over Kingswood when a green laser was pointed into the fixed-wing aircraft a number of times.
Police will allege the laser beam interfered with the crew – especially the pilot – jeopardising their safety.
A short time later, officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended a unit on Joseph Street, Kingswood, where they spoke to a 27-year-old woman.
Following inquiries, police arrested the woman and seized a laser pointer.
She was taken to St Marys Police Station where he was charged with ‘prejudicing the safe operation of a Division 3 aircraft’, ‘do act to threaten safety of aircraft/persons’ and ‘possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit’.
The woman was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today, Wednesday, February 16.