Two Southwest Airlines planes hit by lightning near Burbank

Legal news for California personal injury attorneys. Two passenger planes were struck by lightning as they approached Burbank.

California personal injury lawyers alert- One injury reported after two Southwest Airlines planes were hit by lightning.

Burbank, CA—Two commercial airplanes became lightning rods as they approached the Bob Hope International Airport in Burbank on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. As dangerous storms entered the area two Southwest Airlines flights were hit by lightning, as reported by KTLA.

The Southwest planes were reportedly on their way to Bob Hope International Airport when the crew from the planes reported lightning strikes before landing. One plane, Flight 1475, was coming from Oakland and landed at 9:38 a.m., while the other, Flight 1580, came from Sacramento and landed at 9:57 a.m. Both planes managed to land safely. The Sacramento flight was carrying 69 people, and the Oakland flight was carrying 81 passengers. One flight attendant on the Oakland flight reported pain in her arm, and was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment. No other injuries were immediately reported.

Both Boeing 737 planes are currently out of service while routine inspections and repairs are being done. There was no visible damage from the lightning strikes on either the planes. It is reported that all airplanes are built to withstand lightning strikes, which can occur during flights through stormy and turbulent weather.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California personal injury lawyers.

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