Plane zapped with laser near Sydney Airport

A Jetstar plane descending towards Sydney Airport has been zapped with a laser, police say.

A green-coloured laser was pointed at the aircraft, apparently from Canterbury in Sydney's west, police said.

The incident happened about 7.15pm yesterday, police said.

Police sent vehicles to the area and inquiries are continuing.

A police spokesman was unable to say where the plane had travelled from or how many passengers were on board.

Pointing lasers at an aircraft is illegal and dangerous, with Detective Inspector Michael O'Rourke from Ashfield Local Area Command saying such action can endanger lives.

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