At least five flights traveling over Long Island Thursday night were hit by lasers, according to federal officials.
A green laser illuminated the aircraft while they flew 8,000 feet about 4 miles northwest of Farmingdale, a spokesman for the FAA said Friday. The incidents occurred between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The affected flights are: American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634, the FAA said.
Within the next two hours, another flight — Sun Country Airlines 249 — was also hit with a green laser about 11:30 p.m. as it traveled 14 miles southwest of JFK Airport, the FAA said.
Shining a laser into the cockpit of a plane is a federal crime, according to FAA.