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FAA laser/aircraft illumination incident statistics

The following pages or links have been compiled from FAA incident statistics. Most of these are available from FAA’s website here; look for the “Reported Laser Incidents” Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Prior to 2013, LaserPointerSafety.com reported the yearly statistics as items in the “News/Statistics” page. Here are these past items:

Additional news articles with statistics about laser use -- for example, in countries outside the U.S. -- are here. For more information on how to find news articles on various topics, see this page.