StarCruiser From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Our local news here in IND has reported that US #625 enroute PIT - LAS made an emergency landing here today. The 757 a/c landed safely after the pilot complained of a strange smell and smoke in the cockpit and the plane endured what seems to have been a lightning strike. Passengers reported a loud crash like sound or boom and when interviewed were shaken up, but unharmed. Some five hours later all passengers had been put on another plane to LAS and the investigation continues of the downed plane here in IND at this time. It seems like we have been getting a number of diversions of late. Come visit us sometime. We'd love to have you.
Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
I had a lightning strike about a month ago on a A300. But I didn't even notice it. I was sitting in my J/S at the 1L door and after we landed the CPT asked if I had heard it. He said it struck the nose, but I didn't hear anything.
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