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BREAKING NEWS – VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLIGHT FORCED TO RETURN TO LONDON AFTER LASER SHONE AT COCKPIT

On March 15th a Virgin Atlantic flight had to turn back to London after 25 minutes of departure, as a laser was shown on the cockpit.

The aircraft was heading to Tel Aviv and was flying over Paris when the incident happened and forced to return immediately.

“On 15 March 2021 flight VS453, operating from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, returned to Heathrow after take-off due to a laser beam incident upon departure,” a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson told in an interview with The Independent.

“The safety and security of our people and our customers is paramount and this was a precautionary step taken by the operating crew.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

They added: “As is standard procedure for a laser incident, we swiftly notified the police and remain in close contact with them and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).”

2 Comments

  • Inge van den Berg
    Posted March 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm
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    How danger it is. It must be forbidden to sell or buy lasers. I know in Turkye and may be Belgium you can buy it in some shops. It is a crime. Punishing!!!

  • Wanthana pornanek
    Posted March 18, 2021 at 12:10 am
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    The plane had to fly back because a laser was projected into the cockpit. It is extremely dangerous if a bad situation occurs.A plane that has been inspected before takeoff takes a lot of time, but when it actually takes off, it has to land because of lasers from people who don\’t develop their habits. Unreasonable actions require a lot of penalties. Thanks to the captain for the news that the plane has to meet with what events.

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