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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Plane Hit by Lightning - Twice - and Still Lands in NYC

An American Eagle plane - which I actually didn't even know was an airpline - was struck by lightning twice on Wednesday (May 8) as it flew closer to New York City, it's destination, according to multiple media outlets including the Huffington Post.

The plane, which flew from Detroit, landed safely at LaGuardia by 10:41 a.m. yesterday.

It appears the same release was sent to all the media since they all pretty much have the same info. Most articles also state that an emergency was declared onboard by the captain as a precaution.

There were 20 passengers and three crew members, who were all safe upon arrival.

And now for those out there wondering how planes usually avoid being hit by lightning, a random photo I found online:


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