Alaska Airlines Seattle-Lihue flight struck by lightning

Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Lihue returned to Sea-Tac Airport Thursday night after it was hit by lighting.

An airline spokesperson says lightning struck Flight 815 at around 6:45 p.m., just 20 minutes into the flight.

Alaska Airlines says the strike did not affect any of the plane’s gauges, but as a precaution, the pilots decided to turn back. Passengers were put on another plane once the flight returned to Seattle.

The spokesperson says there was no disruption in service.

The plane that was struck by lightning remains out of service.

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