Virgin Atlantic turns flight back to UK after laser incident

February 15, 2016 10:20 AM

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LONDON A Virgin Atlantic [VA.UL] flight heading to New York returned to London Heathrow airport on Sunday after a "laser beam incident", the British airline said.

The company said in a statement that it had returned flight VS025 to London Heathrow airport as a precautionary measure shortly after take-off when one of its pilots was taken ill following the incident.

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