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FAA: Laser beams hit more than 20 aircraft overnight

Federal authorities have launched an investigation after numerous aircraft were hit by laser beams Wednesday night.

More than 20 aircraft were struck while in flight over at least 16 U.S. cities, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration. Authorities said three laser strikes were reported to the FAA in the New York City area, followed by three near Dallas that hit jets as they were preparing to land.