Pope's plane hit by laser light

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MEXICO CITY (WTVD) -- Italian airline Alitalia has confirmed that Pope Francis' plane was struck by a laser light as the airplane began its descent into Mexico City Friday.

ABC News reports the crew onboard the flight "noticed a laser light from the ground, as did other aircraft flying towards Mexico City," Alitalia said in a statement.

No one was injured from the laser strike.

The aircraft was en route from Havana, Cuba after Pope Francis met with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in an historic visit.