A Hudson Valley man nearly caused a tragic accident when he blinded pilots trying to land a plane in New York.
New York State Police based in Manhattan announced the arrest of a Hudson Valley man who allegedly shined a laser-beam into an airplane as it was landing in New York
Orange County, New York Man Pointed Laser At Pilot As Plane Landed, PD
Investigators from SP Manhattan BCI and CTIU-South arrested 22-year-old Samuel Colaj Ventura in Middletown, New York, last week. He was charged with directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree, a class E felony.
Investigators from New York City and CTIU-South, with assistance from the North Plainfield, Plainfield and Branchburg Township Police Departments in New Jersey, conducted a criminal investigation into an incident after someone pointed a laser beam at a New York State Police aircraft during the landing process in Manhattan, police say.
For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing, make sure to follow the Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
Middletown, New York Man Forced Pilots To Abort Landing
The laser hit both the pilot and co-pilot in the eyes, causing them to stop the landing process, police say.
“The laser beam crossed into the eyes of the pilot and co-pilot, causing them to abort the landing. As a result of the investigation, Ventura was identified as the subject involved, and he was arrested stated,” New York State Police in a press release.
Police did not say how the investigation led to Ventura’s arrest or a possible motive.
Ventura was issued a desk appearance ticket returnable to Manhattan Criminal Court on Nov 11.
New York State’s Top 20 Attractions
Are you truly a proud New York resident if you haven’t visited these Top 20 attractions?
11 Christmas Towns in New York to Get You in the Holiday Spirit
New York City may be home to the Rockefeller Christmas tree but there are several small towns and villages that will get you in the holiday spirit with all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
13 New York Restaurants Make List Of Food Networks Best Pasta In The Country
They broke the list down to specific dishes you can enjoy at these restaurants. Here’s those restaurants on the list:
21 Of The Most Famous Foods Created In New York
LOOK: Exotic Animals You Can Own In New York
Looking for an exotic pet to own legally in New York State? Here is a list of some animals that you can have aside from regular dogs, cats, and farm animals.
17 Places You Might Run into a Celebrity in The Hudson Valley
Hollywood on The Hudson is real! It seems like there’s a new celebrity sighting in the Hudson Valley. Here are a few of the hot spots that you may run into a celeb while walking around town.