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FAA: Airliner bound for Las Vegas is struck by laser

Updated Monday, May 18, 2015 | 3:13 p.m.

A crew member on a Frontier Airlines flight reported that a pilot suffered vision issues after the plane was struck by a green laser early this morning on its way to Las Vegas, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Frontier Airlines flight 1119 was about six miles from McCarran International Airport at an altitude of 3,800 feet when it reportedly was hit by a laser, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The plane, an Airbus A319, was flying west toward McCarran about 2 a.m. when the incident occured, he said.

The flight landed safely, Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner said.

A crew member reported the pilot suffered an eye injury as a result of the incident, Gregor said.

Faulkner, however, said the pilot did not suffer an eye injury and did not receive medical attention after the plane landed, instead going straight to a hotel.

The FAA forwards reports of laser strikes to law enforcement for investigation, Gregor said.

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