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Turkish plane lands successfully after lightning strike

Souce:Xinhua Publish By Updated 26/01/2013 7:50 pm in World / no comments


ANKARA, Jan. 25 — A Turkish plane with one engine on fire made a successful landing after being struck by a lightning during a flight from Istanbul to Izmir on Thursday night, local media reported Friday.

Carrying 114 passengers, the plane of the Turkish Airlines, took off from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Thursday. A lightning hit the plane during the flight, setting one of the engines ablaze.

The plane finally managed to land at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, without causing any injuries.



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