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Spain's World Cup team plane struck by lightning on way home

Spain's national soccer team was almost home from a disappointing World Cup campaign when their Iberia flight was struck by lightening.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   June 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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RIO DE JANEIRO, June 24 (UPI) -- Mother Nature had a scary surprise in store from members of Spain's defeated World Cup team, who were almost home when a bolt of lightening struck their plane.

A rep for Iberia airlines said Flight 2907, carrying most Spain's entire soccer team, was struck by lightening before landing at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport on Tuesday.

Luckily, no one was injured and the plane didn't sustain any damage.

Spain's national team had just returned from a devastating performance at the World Cup in Brazil, where they lost to both Holland and Chile. They ended their World Cup year with a 3-0 win against Australia.

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