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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3 Comments on Lightning strikes American Airlines passenger bound for CLT

  1. Wow, that is very surprising that they would allow anyone to deplane during a thunderstorm.

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

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

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