Laser vandals target airliner over Sydney

A passenger plane has been targeted by a laser light as it flew into Sydney from the Sunshine Coast.

The aircraft was about five kilometres off Bondi Beach when a green-coloured laser was pointed at it about 9pm yesterday, police said.

The pilot said it appeared to come from the Redfern or Surry Hills area in the inner city.

The plane landed safely at Sydney Airport.

The attack comes after a Sydney bus driver was forced to stop mid-route after a green laser was shone into his eyes from the passenger seat of an oncoming vehicle last week.

Police have reminded the public that pointing lasers at aircraft is illegal and dangerous.

AAP

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