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Statement from Alitalia on Pope’s flight landing in Mexico City


Rome, February, 17, 2016 – The cockpit crew of Alitalia flight AZ4000 on Friday 12 February noticed a laser light from the ground, as did other aircraft flying towards Mexico City, as they prepared to land at the Mexican capital’s airport.

The aircraft Captain, Massimiliano Marselli, promptly reported to the control tower what the cockpit crew had witnessed, which is standard procedure with these type of matters, and similarly it is usual practice for the control tower to alert the competent, local authorities.

None of our cockpit crew or any passengers on board were injured by the beam and the aircraft landed safely.

The aircraft, an Airbus A330, was en route from Havana in Cuba to Mexico.