Lightning Strikes BWI Control Tower: Airport Shut Down

BWI Airport near Baltimore was shut down Thursday afternoon after lightning struck the control tower.

WJZ reporters said a flght controller was injured by the bolt, but has refused to be transported to a hospital.

Witnesses said when the announcement that the airport was closed to all flights was made, there was a unified groan throughout the terminal.

Officials are attempting to assess the extent of the damage.

 

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