MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SAY HELICOPTER COULD HAVE BEEN DOWNED IN LASER ATTACK

first_imgA rescue team have slammed young thugs who targeted a helicopter team with lasers during a search mission saying they could brought down the chopper.The Rescue 118 helicopter which was targeted in the laser attack.Members of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team were part of a massive search operation looking for a missing 52 year old man on Saturday morning.However, thugs shone lasers at the Rescue 118 helicopter who had joined the search in the Gaoth Dobhair area. A spokesman for Donegal Mountain Rescue said the rescue mission could have cost many more lives.“Incredibly it was they themselves (the crew of the Rescue 118) who could have become the casualty as the cockpit of the helicopter was filled with laser light directed up at the pilot from the ground.“It is a particularly dangerous act and for a helicopter hovering at low altitude the consequences could have been fatal,” he said.No arrests have yet been made in relation to the incident. MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM SAY HELICOPTER COULD HAVE BEEN DOWNED IN LASER ATTACK was last modified: March 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaoth DobhairGardaihelicopterlaserRESCUE 118last_img