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FAA: 3 commercial flights in Louisville area reported laser strikes Wednesday night

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three commercial flights in the Louisville area reported laser strikes Wednesday night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

In a written statement, Tony Molinaro, spokesperson for the FAA, confirmed the reports.

"Pilots from two UPS flights and one FedEx flight reported to the FAA that a green laser illuminated their cockpit last night in the Louisville area," Molinaro wrote. "The FAA's Indianapolis En Route Radar Center relayed the information to local law enforcement authorities, who began an investigation."

Molinaro says the reports occurred "late in the evening."

It's not the first time something similar has happened in this area. In June, pilots of two separate air carrier flights near Louisville International Airport reported that laser beams were pointed into their cockpits, according to the FAA.

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