Southwest Airlines Jet Struck by Lightning Landing at Jackson Airport

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 (file)

A Southwest Airlines jet was struck by lightning on Thursday evening while landing at Jackson-Medger Evers International Airport.

The Clarion Ledger reports:

‘Southwest Airlines flight 1798 was arriving from Chicago when it was struck, according to a report from WLBT.

Passengers on the plane said it was struck while it preparing to land in Jackson during a strong thunderstorm Thursday night.

Passengers reported there was a brief flash of fire, according to WLBT.’

There were no reports of injuries.

The plane was taken out of service for inspection, but no major damage is suspected.


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