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Laser pointer (CBS)

FBI Offers Reward To Find The Pranksters Pointing Lasers At Planes

People pointing lasers at airplanes – it happens time after time in Chicago, and it’s more than a harmless prank. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/12/2014

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. Two people were killed and at least 182 others were injured.  (Photo credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviation Expert: San Francisco Crash Likely Result Of Pilot Error

A local aviation expert said he believes the fiery San Francisco plane crash that killed two people and injured dozens more was likely the result of pilot error.

CBS 2–07/08/2013

Chief Warrant Officer Greg Holley, an Apache helicopter pilot, returned home to Country Club Hills on Oct. 22, 2011, a day after President Barack Obama announced all troops would be coming back from Iraq by year's end. (Credit: CBS)

Country Club Hills Welcomes Army Pilot Home From Iraq

Just over 24 hours after President Barack Obama announced that one of America’s longest wars was coming to a close, a young man who served in that conflict was back home in the Chicago area on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

2 Broke Girls

Introducing the 2 Broke Girls: A Behind The Scenes Look At 2 Broke Girls

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash.

10/10/2011

American Airlines (Photo by  Spike Call/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Sick Pilot Diverts Chicago-To-Miami Flight To Nashville

All passengers aboard the American Airlines 777 were safe in Nashville after an undetermined illness detoured a flight from Chicago to Miami.

09/30/2011

Jack Morrison's E-Racer aircraft, while it was still under construction (Credit: eraceraircraft.com)

Pilot Killed Over The Weekend Had Survived 2 Plane Crashes

The pilot who died in a plane crash in Kane County over the weekend had survived two crashes in the past 11 years.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

Laser pointer (CBS)

Lake County Police Pilot Briefly Blinded By Laser

A police helicopter pilot was temporarily blinded when somebody pointed a laser at him while he was on patrol in Northwest Indiana last week.

04/05/2011

United Airlines at O'Hare (ORD) Airport

Pilot’s Coffee Spill Prompts Mistaken Hijacking Alert

A flight from O’Hare to Frankfurt, Germany, was diverted to Toronto late Monday when the pilot spilled coffee, accidentally setting off a hijacking alert.

01/05/2011