Air NZ plane weathers lightning strike

  • 12/07/2011

An Air New Zealand plane that had just taken off from Auckland was struck by lightning around 8pm last night.

Passengers on board reported a large flash and a loud crack.

The plane was not thought to be damaged, but turned back from its Wellington destination to land back in Auckland as a precaution.

Air New Zealand said the plane was undergoing engineering checks in Auckland today.

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