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.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 206606391 - wilx.com/a?a=206606391