A US Customs and Border Protection helicopter was targeted by a green laser whilst it was monitoring the protests in Detroit. The laser originated from Windsor in Canada. Authorities in Canada were contacted, and the perpetrator was arrested.
Latvian authorities restricted flights below 19,500ft due to a drone that lost communication and went missing during a test flight. The airspace above Riga International Airport was closed and a flight from China to Tallinn was redirected.
A 30-year-old man was arrested for pointing a green laser at a Saskatoon Police Service’s Air Support Unit plane.
James Burrows, 59, pointed a laser and fired several rounds from his .22 calibre rifle towards a police helicopter that was flying over his home. The bullets tore through Burrows’ backyard fence. Burrows was drunk at the time and was later arrested.
Flights were temporarily suspended at Frankfurt Airport due to a drone sighting. A pilot of an aircraft spotted the drone hovering over the southern part of the airport.
A two-seater aircraft was targeted by a laser twice in the space of five minutes. The aircraft had a pilot and instructor onboard. Another small aircraft had been targeted within the airspace of Wellington Airport on 24 February.
A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-300 flying from Montreal to Ottawa was about to land when a laser flashed into the eyes of the pilot. Control of the aircraft was handed over to the captain; the pilot received minor injuries due to the incident.
An Ornge air ambulance pilot and paramedic suffered eye injuries due to a green laser being pointed at them. The air ambulance had dropped off a patient at the hospital for sick children and was returning to Billy Bishop Airport when it was attacked.
A 21-year-old trainee pilot from Leading Edge Aviation suffered a suspected laser burn to his eye following a laser strike.
Madrid-Barajas Airport suspended all flights due to a drone sighting.