Plane Struck by Lightning En Route to SLC Airport

Plane Struck by Lightning En Route to SLC Airport

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- An airplane approaching Salt Lake City International Airport was struck by lightning last night -- but airport officials say there were no injuries.

Flight number 1245 from New York's JFK Airport was struck just after 9 p-m as it approached the Salt Lake City airport. But Doug Harris, an airport duty manager, says there was no damage to the plane.

A spokeswoman for Delta Air Lines says that airplanes are designed to withstand a certain amount of lightning. The occurrence is "relatively common," she says, but typically results in NO damage.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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