Lightning strikes American Airlines passenger bound for CLT

Lightning strikes American Airlines passengerLightning strikes American Airlines passenger

US Airways Express Flight 5137, operated by a CRJ-900 aircraft, bound for Charlotte (CLT) airport from Hartford (BDL) airport was forced to divert to Columbia (CAE) airport in South Carolina due to severe weather.

During the deboarding process, a female passenger was struck by lightning. According to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the passenger is in stable condition.


Source: WISTV 10 News

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  1. Thanks for the update!! My husband was on this flight and we’ve been looking for any news on this passenger.

    1. You are welcome, Debbi. Glad you folks weren’t affected. The weather can be so unpredictable, especially in the summer.

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