Plane returns to London after laser was beamed into cockpit

2016-02-15 12:37
(Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

(Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)

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London - A Virgin Atlantic flight bound for New York has returned to London's Heathrow Airport after a laser was beamed into the cockpit.

The airline says in a statement on Monday that flight VS05 doubled back after the co-pilot reported feeling unwell. The pilots decided to return to Heathrow rather than making the trans-Atlantic crossing.

Police say they were contacted Sunday evening after reports about the laser being beamed into the cockpit.

They didn't immediately provide any more details.

No arrests have been made.

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