Friday, August 10, 2012

Plane hit by lightning: Blue Grass Airport (KLEX), Lexington, Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - It was a rough flight for passengers and crew aboard a plane that landed at Blue Grass Airport Thursday night. 

A spokeswoman with Allegiant Airlines confirmed to WKYT that a flight from Sanford, Florida was hit by lightning just before landing in Lexington around 9 p.m.

147 passengers were on board when it was hit.

One flight attendant suffered minor injures and was checked out by paramedics.

Allegiant's spokeswoman said mechanics were on their way to Blue Grass Airport late Thursday to see how much damage the lightning caused to the plane.

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