Thursday, February 13, 2014

Atlantic City International Airport (KACY), New Jersey

Flight to A.C. International hit by lightning; plane lands safely with no injuries

A flight bound for Orlando from the Atlantic City International Airport was delayed Thursday evening because the plane was struck by a bolt of lightning while flying to Atlantic City, a Spirit Airlines spokesperson said.

The plane landed safely and no passengers were injured.

Maggie Espin said the plane's scheduled flight will be delayed  two hours or more while the airline performs an inspection. She said passengers will be accommodated on the next available flight or be given a refund or rebooking.

The struck plane was Flight 262 bound from Ft. Lauderdale.

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