Laser Attack Forces Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner Diversion

A Virgin flight had to turn back last night after an incident with a laser beam. The aircraft was operating flight VS453 from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv, Israel, when a laser struck the cockpit. Out of an abundance of caution, the crew turned back to Heathrow, landing safely at the airport an hour and a half later.

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This makes me annoyed. Why would you shine a laser at an aircraft? :expressionless:


I know right :man_facepalming::man_facepalming: