American Airlines flight from Detroit to New York lands safely after being struck by lightning

Published On: May 08 2013 11:57:47 AM EDT
Updated On: May 08 2013 12:20:01 PM EDT
DETROIT -

An American Airlines flight from Detroit to New York landed safely Wednesday after being struck by lightning.

The airline confirmed that Flight 4563, which had 20 passengers and three crewmembers on it, was hit as it approached LaGuardia Airport but landed without incident just before 11 a.m.

A maintenance team is inspecting the Emrbraer 135.

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