POLICE are investigating after a laser pen was aimed at an aeroplane as it came in to land over Clydebank.

The Flybe plane was just 500 feet in the air and was crossing over Rothesay Dock on approach to Glasgow Airport when the 25-year-old pilot reported a green light being shone at the cockpit. 

He was forced to move the glare shield at a critical point in the landing.
It is understood the flight had about 50 passengers on board when the incident happened at around 4.20pm on January 29.

A spokeswoman for the airline said: “Should Flybe property, staff or passengers ever be impacted by suspected criminal action of any sort, the airline would immediately report such incident to the relevant authority for investigation. 

“Pointing laser devices at an aircraft, whether by day or by night, is a serious offence. Flybe will always work closely with police forces to ensure that such criminality is dealt with in the strongest possible manner and, for obvious reasons, details of any such incident would not be discussed with, or disclosed to any third party.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers.