FAA: Jetliners hit by laser beams approaching Sea-Tac

SEATTLE — Authorities say three jetliners were hit by laser beams while approaching Sea-Tac Airport recently.

The first incident unfolded about 8 p.m. Friday as a Boeing 737 en route from Kauai to Seattle was struck by a green-and-white laser while traveling north-northeast 18 miles south of Olympia.

FAA spokesperson Allen Kenitzer said the second incident took place about 3 1/2 hours later, when a Boeing 737-800 traveling from Salt Lake City to Seattle was illuminated by a blue laser on the right side of the aircraft.

The final incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when a Boeing 737-900 was hit by a blue laser while heading northeast about 16 miles southeast of the Sea-Tac Airport.

Nobody was hurt and the appropriate authorities were notified.

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