Reporting Airborne Laser Incidents
Aircraft lasing incidents are becoming increasingly common, with a significant number of HAZREPs indicating such occurrences since May 1, 2013. If Marine aviators experience airborne laser incidents, they are encouraged to refer to and execute the following reporting information.
(FAA Advisory Circular 70-2A Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft February 8, 2013)
- Report the laser incident to Air Traffic Control.
- Submit a laser incident report to the FAA at: http://faa.gov/aircraft/safety/report/laserinfo/
- If laser energy entered the eye or was suspected to enter the eye, seek medical attention from an ophthalmologist or optometrist as soon as practical. If no ophthalmologist or optometrist is available, contact your local flight surgeon or senior medical representative for further triage and disposition. For immediate expert advice on laser exposure/incidents, you may contact the Tri-Service Laser Injury Hotline at 1-800-473-3549).
- File appropriate report (HAZREP or SIR) per OPNAVINST 3750.6S Aviation Safety Program.
- Notify BUMED by emailing a copy of the report to ALA@navylasersafety.com or contact by phone at 703-681-9276 DSN 761 (IAW OPNAVINST 5100.27B/MCO 5104.1C).
- Complete the Laser Incident/Injury Accident Report form online on the Human Performance Wing Support system (HPWS) ESOH Service Center at https://hpws.afrl.af.mil/dhp/OE/ESOHSC/laserinjury/. Registration onto the HPWS System will be required. Once registered, a link will take you directly to the Laser Incident/Injury Accident Report Form.