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Aircraft landing at Chattanooga Airport after being hit by lightning strikes



Emergency reactors were in place for a commercial aircraft landing at Chattanooga Airport on Tuesday afternoon after it was hit by lightning strikes.

According to Albert Waterhouse, Chattanooga Airport spokesman, the MD 90 plane was led from Milwaukee to Atlanta when lightning struck.

The plane was diverted to Chattanooga Airport and landed safely.

Waterhouse says none of the 164 people on the plane were injured.

"The plane will be carefully inspected to determine the next steps to get passengers to their final destination," Waterhouse said in a statement.

FAA released an incident statement:

"Delta Air Line's 2050 flight, an MD-90, landed safely at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport at 1

5:38 EST after the pilot reported a possible lightning strike and declared an emergency. The flight departing George Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee and was directed to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as it derived. Contact the airline for passenger information. The FAA will investigate. "

NewsChannel 9s Bliss Zechman spoke to a pilot at the airport, saying that lightning strikes are very rare.

Bliss spoke to one of the plane's passengers, who says in the whole experience, no panic.

This is a developmental story – depend on us to update it when we learn more.

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