Entrance to San Diego International Airport Photo by Chris Stone

A San Diego-bound airplane was struck by lightning while approaching Lindbergh Field Thursday, but no one was hurt.

Southwest Airlines flight 1783 from Las Vegas sustained a lightning strike while approaching San Diego International Airport around 7 a.m., but was able to land safely, according to the airline.

The plane was taken out of service, which caused a delay of about two hours for travelers on the next flight. A second plane will accommodate passengers on Southwest Airlines flight 518 from San Diego to Phoenix, according to the airline.

—City News Service

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