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New York-Bound Jet Returns to London After Laser Strike

February 15, 2016

A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane—that presumably wasn't hit by a laser—lands at Heathrow in 2012. Photograph by Leon Neal—AFP/Getty Images

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By NBC News

A Virgin Atlantic jetliner headed to New York returned to London’s Heathrow Airport after it was hit by a laser strike, police and the airport confirmed Sunday night.

London Metropolitan Police told NBC News there had been no arrests in the incident, which was reported about 4:35 p.m. ET.

Heathrow Airport told NBC News that Virgin Flight 25 returned because of “a medical emergency involving the pilot.” The airline initially described the decision to turn around as a “precautionary measure” but later said the flight’s first officer reported “feeling unwell…

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