NIZHNY NOVGOROD, December 27, 23:48 /ITAR-TASS/. Police in the Nizhny Novgorod region, 440 km to the east of Moscow, are searching to the malefactors who tried to blind the crew of a jet, which was performing a glissade to land in Nizhny Novgorod airport.
Operatives of the Nizhny Novgorod transport police department and detectives in the town Bor where the laser beam was emanated from are engaged in the search, a source at the Volga Department for Investigations on Transport said.
Olga Ladeishchikova, the spokeswoman for the Nizhny Novgorod international airport said that the incident was registered at 19:15 Moscow Standard Time. It involved an airliner arriving from Yekaterinburg in the Urals.
“The captain told the air controllers he could see a beam resembling laser targeted at the jet,” she said.
Luckily, crew was not blinded by the beam and the jet made a scheduled landing at the airport. None of the passengers was damaged.