A person is guilty of directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree when he
or she commits the crime of directing a laser at an aircraft in the second degree
in violation of section 240.76 of this article and thereby causes a significant change of course or other serious
disruption to the safe travel of an aircraft that threatens the physical safety of
the aircraft's passengers or crew.
Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree is a class E felony.
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