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Plane Struck By Lightning During Severe Storms Makes Emergency Landing At Bradley

A Southwest plane had to make an emergency landing after being struck by lightning.
A Southwest plane had to make an emergency landing after being struck by lightning. Photo Credit: File Photo

A plane that was struck by lightning was diverted to Bradley International Airport for an emergency landing Tuesday evening.

The flight, which originated in Manchester-Boston Regional Airport was on its way from New Hampshire to Orlando, Florida, when it was struck, airport officials said.

*The aircraft landed safely at Bradley International Airport at approximately 7 p.m.," said Alisa D. Sisic, spokeswoman for the airport.

Operations at the airport were not affected.

At the time of the lightning strike, the National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touchdown in Rhode Island as a storm system passed through the region quickly.

A tornado warning had been issued for Norfolk County, Bristol County, and Providence County at the time.

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