County Durham youth charged over plane laser incident

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A teenager has been charged after a laser pen was shone at a police helicopter and the cockpit of a plane carrying more than 220 people.

The incident happened on 15 September as the Jet2 plane was preparing to land at Newcastle International Airport from Crete.

A 17-year-old youth from Pelton Fell has been charged with two counts of endangering passenger aircraft.

He is due to appear at Consett Magistrates' Court on 12 November.

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