Delta jet returns to Buffalo after lightning strike

CHEEKTOWAGA – A Delta flight from Buffalo to Detroit was struck by lightning and had to perform a landing at the airport under emergency conditions Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened just before 4 pm approximately 12 miles west of Buffalo according to NFTA Spokesperson Helen Tederous.

“The plane rerouted back to Buffalo and landed safely with 60 souls on board at approximately 4:10,” Ms. Tederous said in an email.

No injuries were reported.

Copyright 2018 Crabapple Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior permission.

Send a News Tip to Cheektowaga Chronicle

Subscribe to our mailing list below and read the latest news from Cheektowaga Chronicle in your email every morning at 9 am.  

* indicates required