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In an American passenger jet hit by lightning

February 11 2008

A passenger plane taking off from the airport of the American city of New-Ark (NJ), became a target for attack of lightning. Airliner had to make a transatlantic flight, but after being hit by the discharge of the heavenly power, the aircraft decided to return home.

Flight followed in London Gatwick Airport. At what minute of the flight, and with what consequences the plane hit by lightning - not reported, but after the incident, the crew of the liner has decided to return the aircraft to the point of departure.

Number of passengers on board the stricken airliner also has not been revealed, reports AP.

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