Pilot on Medical Leave After Bring Struck in Eye By Laser

A pilot who was operating a WestJet plane is on medical leave after he was struck in the eye by a laser.

The flight departed St. John's and was heading to Orlando.

The incident happened on May 18.

Crew reported a laser strike while on approach to Orlando International Airport.

Local authorities were contacted, and the FAA is investigating.

The flight landed without incident.