05 April 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


Stewart International Airport- On April 4, 2022, the New York State Police were contacted by a Supervisor at Boston Control Tower in New Hampshire regarding a laser being pointed at an aircraft near Stewart International Airport in the town of New Windsor. The Supervisor at the Boston Control Center stated that a commercial passenger flight was northbound over Stewart International Airport when the pilot reported a laser was shined at the front left of the aircraft. The laser reportedly came from an unlit area between Stewart Airport and the Hudson River.

The pilot of the aircraft was later interviewed by New York State Police Investigators. He stated that he was flying Republic Airways E1-70 aircraft northbound when a green laser was pointed at the left area of the cockpit. The pilot stated at his altitude was approximately 17,000 feet at the time of the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation. State Police are asking anyone with knowledge of this incident or any other incident like it, to please contact the New York State Police at 845-344-5300 and reference SJS number 10767636.


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