Pilots report lasers pointed at flights in Boston area

Screenshot of a video that helps educate pilots on the effects of lasers aimed at an aircraft cockpit, and provides suggested response techniques to be used by the pilot if this type of event occurs. Federal Aviation Administration

BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials say they are investigating after pilots reported that a laser was pointed at their airplanes in the Boston area.

The Federal Aviation Administration says pilots on two flights reported seeing the lasers Friday evening about 30 miles north of Boston’s Logan airport.

One of the planes was headed from Washington D.C. to Portland, Maine. The other plane was going from Portland to Philadelphia. Both planes were operated by Air Wisconsin.