American Airlines Flight Struck By Lightning Twice

Planes lands safely at LaGuardia

   

American Airlines Flight Struck By Lightning Twice

AmericanEagleAirlines185 American Airlines Flight Struck By Lightning TwiceThe pilot of a flight from Detroit to New York declared an emergency after his plane was struck twice by lightning.

The flight – American Airline’s (PINK:AAMRQ) American Eagle 4563 — and its 20 passengers landed safely at LaGuardia Airport, Opposing Views reports.

The flight was struck twice during rough weather while the plane was approaching the airport. The pilot notified air traffic controllers as a precaution and landed on schedule. No one was hurt in the incident.

“It is routine for an aircraft to land as soon as possible after a strike, but this is a precautionary measure,” says Professor Manu Haddad of Cardiff University. “Lightning is extremely hot, up to 30,000 degrees Celsius. The typical damage is a scorch mark where the point of contact was, usually a wing-tip.”

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