Two Brits investigated for shining lasers into cockpits of planes landing at Costa del Sol airport

RECOVERED: National Police seized two laser pens RECOVERED: National Police seized two laser pens

SPAIN’S National Police has interrogated a British father and son, who were staying at a hotel in Torremolinos, for several incidents of shining lasers into the cockpits of planes landing at Malaga, potentially ‘blinding’ the pilots on their approach to the busy holiday airport.

The two questioned are a 41-year-old man and his 15-year-old son, both of British nationality, who have been threatened with serious breach of the Citizen Security Act 4/2015, which carries a hefty  fine of €30,001 to €600,000.

The pilots of three inbound aircraft alerted the control tower to the danger while an off-duty police officer staying at the same hotel as the pair spotted the green beams from their balcony and alerted the emergency services to help locate and identify the alleged perpetrators.

Two green laser pointers - in the form of pens – have been seized by the police and investigations continue.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Do you agree with the Balearics’ decision to ban tourists from travelling to the islands in diesel or petrol cars?

New online edition graphic

Create Costa del Sol Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Costa del Sol? Subscribe here.

Latest Tweets

From IFTTT
Police officer dies after sickening pitched battle between rival football fans in Spain https://t.co/4RuxDMLf7j… https://t.co/191db87kZK
From IFTTT
Man shot in head dies after hunting accident in Spain https://t.co/3mjKvgyoOi #EuropeanNews #EuroWeekly https://t.co/X6zH9mZxdk
From IFTTT
WATCH: WE HAVE LIFT OFF! SpaceX launches satellite for Spain https://t.co/RiNPmKoF4c #EuropeanNews #EuroWeekly https://t.co/yDiObuR24L
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

Ryanair announce MASSIVE £200m investment at Manchester airport and new  summer route to Spain

Petition to reverse ban on darts walk-on girls reaches almost 40,000 signatures

Spaniards outraged with The Times following ‘How To Be Spanish’ article

New pet protection laws in Spain after ‘years of waiting’

Wolves spotted in top Costa del Sol celebrity hotspot

Five people, including two children, injured in A-7 crash

STERLING: Raheem set for plush multi-million euro Marbella villa

Border queue delays in Gibraltar due to extra police checks in Spain

Plumber finds decomposing corpse at villa in Spain