Saturday, December 29, 2012

Plane Struck By Lightning Makes Emergency Landing At Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California

 LOS ANGELES ( — A plane has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after being struck by lightning. 

Ian Gregor, the Public Affairs Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration-Pacific Region, says the Delta Flight 284 landed without incident at 8:05 a.m. Saturday.

The Airbus A330 was scheduled to arrive at LAX after departing from Narita International Airport in Japan.

According to Gregor, the plane reported the lightning strike “about 8 miles northwest of LAX at 6,000 to 8,000 feet altitude.”

Firefighters met the plane, which declared an emergency, as it touched down.

No injuries have been reported and no damage was sustained to the plane.

No further information was immediately available. 

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