September 25, 2013 at 6:47 AM
Plane returns to Portland after lightning strike
PORTLAND (AP) — Lightning struck a Spokane-bound Alaska Airlines flight Tuesday evening, soon after leaving Portland International Airport.
Spokeswoman Nancy Trott told The Oregonian the turboprop continued to function normally but returned to Portland as a precaution.
The plane’s 66 passengers and four crew members got on another plane and left for Spokane about an hour later.
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