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