Aberdeen plane forced to land after being struck by lightning

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A PLANE carrying more than 30 people had to return to Aberdeen after it was struck by lightning.
 
Emergency crews were called to Aberdeen International Airport at 7.20pm last night.
 
The Loganair plane with 32 people on board was approaching Shetland’s Sumburgh Airport when it was hit by lightning.  
 
A Loganair spokesman said: “The captain took the decision to return to Aberdeen Airport and a Mayday call was made as a precaution.
 
“As is standard procedure when any Mayday call is initiated, the aircraft was met by the airport’s emergency crews as it landed safely.
“The aircraft was carrying three crew and 29 passengers, who were accommodated overnight and continued their journey this morning.”
 
An airport spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that the plane landed safely and all the passengers are fine.”

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