04-23-2004, 04:42 PM #1
Utah-Airliner gets HIT by Lightning
S.L.-bound airplane struck by lightning
An airplane was struck by lightning en route to Salt Lake City International Airport, airport officials said. There were no injuries.
The incident occurred late Wednesday as the plane approached Salt Lake City, said Doug Harris, an airport duty manager.
"A 757 got hit in the nose by a bolt of lightning," Harris said, adding that there was no damage to the plane.
Delta Flight 1245 originated from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
A spokeswoman for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Janice Logue, said they had no record of the incident.
"Airplanes are designed to withstand a certain amount of lightning," she said, adding that it is a "relatively common" occurrence that typically results in no damage.Front line since 1983 and still going strong
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