One pilot reported that he spotted the beam of light near the West Jordan area, possibly near South Valley Airport.
This is the transmission from air traffic control.
Pilot: "Southwest 345..."
Air traffic controller: "Southwest 345 go sir."
Pilot: "Yeah, we just had a laser strike ....a continuing laser strike at our 9 o'clock, at about two miles. It's a green laser."
According to Airport police, someone in West Jordan was using a green laser aiming at pilots.
"Pilot: "Looks like he's trying to strike us pretty good."
But he lands safely. Five minutes later, a second beam of light hits a Lear jet.
Air traffic controller: "The previous aircraft inbound about 8 miles ahead of you had a laser event. Did you happen to see anything
Pilot: "We just saw it off the left."
"There are huge ramifications of this behavior be it pranksters or whatever," says Dave Korzep with the Salt Lake International Airport.
A laser shining into the cockpit can bring a plane down.
It nearly happened to a friend of Pilot Richard Hopkins with D & D Aviation.
"It was a momentary, he was able to climb up and fly around a little bit and get his vision back and make a safe landing on the carrier," says Hopkins. "But initially it blinded him pretty good."
According to Korzep there have been 53 reports of lasers attacking planes in Salt Lake. But no one has been caught.
West Jordan Police searched the area where the light was reported coming from but didn't find anything.