The flight was into Pearson International Airport, the international airport serving highly diverse Toronto.
There were almost 600 laser strikes reported to Transport Canada in 2016 and 2015, up from 502 incidents in 2014. So far this year, Transport Canada has logged about 381 laser strikes nationwide.The Laser Pointer Safety website has four records of people in Canada being convicted for pointing laser pointers are aircraft. Those people were:
Akshay Sharma, 19
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alvin Bautista, 38
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Chris Saulnier, 39
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jason John McConnell, 35
The pilot of an Air Canada jet was left with blurred vision when someone aimed a laser at the aircraft during its approach to Pearson International Airport.
The incident — one of a spate of laser strikes last month involving flights into Pearson — is yet another reminder of the dangers of these devices, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau told the Star.
The Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 with 113 passengers onboard was lined up for landing following a flight from Panama City, Panama when it was struck by a green laser.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.