Pilots Report Another Laser Beam At Sea-Tac

SEATAC, WA — Once again a laser reportedly has been shined into a plane landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Airport spokesman Terri Ann Betencourt tells KOMO Television the report comes from pilots on Alaska Airlines Flight 487 from San Diego. They say a laser was flashed into the cockpit shortly before a safe landing at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Betencourt says investigators believe it came from about 2 miles north and slightly west of the airport, near the source of previous laser reports.

Pilots on five flights reported laser beams earlier this month, four on the same night. A dozen laser reports were filed on Feb. 22.

On March 6, 24-year-old Christopher Charles Saunders of Burien was arrested in the laser case. He was later released and no charges have been filed.