Iz Man Interferes With Airplanes With Laser, Faces up to 5 Years in Prison

Katarina Anđelković

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As Index writes, it is suspected that on November 30, 2022, around 8:20 p.m. in the Zadar area, he intentionally interfered with the flight of an airplane operated by a 35-year-old pilot using a laser, and with such a dangerous act seriously endangered the safety of the airplane flight and caused danger to people and property, announced PU Zadar.

He faces up to five years in prison.

After a criminal investigation, a criminal complaint was filed against a 55-year-old Croatian citizen at the competent state attorney’s office in Zadar on suspicion of having committed the criminal offense of “endangering life and property by means of a generally dangerous act or means.”

Yesterday he was taken to the custody unit of the Zadar Police Department. Pursuant to the provisions of Art. 215 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Croatia, according to which a prison sentence of six months to five years is foreseen for the perpetrators of this criminal act.

As further reported by Index, last year, Govorčin did the same, admitting at the time that it was “self-defense” because the islanders constantly suffer from the shaking, noise, and terrible thunder of the planes that fly over the island.

“It was pure self-defense. Last time, because of the noise and the terrible thunder of the planes that flew over the place, almost everyone fell from the olive trees during harvest, and there were mostly elderly people living in the town. It’s like that every day,” he said then after having interfered with the flight of an airplane in the Zadar area with a laser on two occasions, once in June and once in September.

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