Plane forced to land at Gatwick after suspected lightning strike

The Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to return to Gatwick
The Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to return to Gatwick

A Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to land at Gatwick Airport today (March 22) following a suspected lightning strike.

The VS65 flight departed Gatwick at 11.24am and was heading to Montego Bay in Jamaica.

However, it was soon forced to return to the airport as a precaution due to the suspected lightning strike, a Virgin Atlantic spokesman said.

He added: “We are in the process of arranging an alternative aircraft to allow our customers to continue their journey later today, and we would like to thank them for their understanding.”

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