Two Aer Lingus planes hit by lightning
Two transatlantic jets were grounded today after they were struck by lightning yesterday.
The Aer Lingus aircrafts were bound for Shannon Airport when the incident occurred during final approach, the airline said.
One flight from Boston landed at 5.50am while the second flight from New York landed at 8am.
While no passengers were injured in either incident damage was sustained to the nose of both aircrafts.
"It would be unusual for two aircraft to be struck on the same morning," an Aer Lingus spokeswoman said.
While both planes landed safely they were unable to continue the second stage of their journey to Dublin.
Passengers bound for the capital were transported via a different plane, the airline said.
Return flights to the US were delayed for a time as engineers checked the aircrafts.
Both planes are now back in service.
From The Times.