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WestJet flight makes unscheduled landing at TIA due to possible lightning strike

3:15 PM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- A WestJet flight from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale made an unscheduled landing at Tampa International Airport Thursday afternoon.  

The pilot suspected the jet was hit by lightning and made the landing to check for possible damage.

About 140 people were reportedly on board the plane.  No one was hurt.

Mechanics at TIA are checking out the jet to determine if it can go on to Fort Lauderdale, or if another plane should be sent to pick up the passengers.

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