Detroit Plane Bound for NYC Hit By Lightning

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- An American Eagle flight from Detroit has landed safely at New York's LaGuardia Airport after being struck by lightning.
American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller says American Eagle Flight 4563 was struck twice by lightning as it approached New York Wednesday morning.
Miller says the captain declared an emergency as a precaution. The plane landed safely at 10:41 a.m.
The spokesman says a maintenance team is inspecting the aircraft. It was an Embraer 135 with 20 passengers and three crew members.


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  • by Greg Location: Jackson on May 8, 2013 at 10:36 PM
    I remember back in 1994, I was planting corn with my dad in the spring when a bad storm came. A lightning bolt struck one of my dad's cattle, nearly splitting the cow in half. It took nearly an hour for the animal to die though because the heat from the lightning clotted a lot of the bleeding. It was one of the crazieset things I've ever sean.
  • by Lacy Location: Location on May 8, 2013 at 02:13 PM
    So Why are they In the Air during storms?
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