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Hawaiian Airlines flight struck by lightning with 278 on board, diverted back to Vegas

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Honolulu was struck by lightning and forced to turn back to Las Vegas while carrying 278 passengers. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 5 was immediately caught in the middle of a thunderstorm after the plane departed Las Vegas on Sunday at 7:57 p.m. — then the aircraft was struck by a bolt of lightning, KHON 2 reports. “The scariest part for us was getting hit by lightning,” passenger Julie-Anna Bardon told the outlet. “There were people on the flight that were crying.” The passenger described the...

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