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A lightning hit a US airliner


Airplane American Airlines "Alaska Airlines"I made an emergency landing at the airport in Los Angeles due to lightning.

According to the information available to the Avia.pro aviation portal, 6 crew members and 159 passengers were aboard the passenger airliner, but the landing was successful and no people were injured. At the moment, the technicians inspect the aircraft for any damage, however, the airline’s management provided one and a half to hundreds of its passengers with a backup board, which brought people to their final destination.

Among other things, just a few hours ago we began to receive contradictory information - representatives of «Alaska Airlines» airline reported that, in fact, the lightning did not hit the aircraft, but the pilot, guided by the regulations and instructions, decided to still go back to your departure airport.

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