Plane headed from Portland to Spokane struck by lightning - KPTV - FOX 12

Plane headed from Portland to Spokane struck by lightning

Posted: Updated:
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

An Alaska Airlines flight had to turn around and head back to Portland International Airport Tuesday night after lightning struck the plane.

According to an airline representative, the lightning bolt hit the hose and propeller of the turbo prop plane headed to Spokane.

The plane had only been in the air for about 10 minutes, so the crew decided to go back to Portland just to make sure everything was safe.

FOX 12 was told there were no mechanical problems and none of the 70 people onboard was hurt.

Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.