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Security officials downplay threat of lasers aimed to crash airliners

By Charlie Savage
Globe Staff / December 11, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security officials yesterday sought to calm fears that terrorists might try to crash commercial airliners by shooting blinding lasers into their cockpits during landings, saying that there is no credible evidence that any groups are planning to use such weapons and no incidents involving lasers have been reported in Boston or the Northeast. (Full article: 641 words)

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