Lightning hits plane at Manila airport

May 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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MANILA, Philippines, May 7 (UPI) -- Baggage handlers and other ground crew were injured Saturday when a Philippine Airlines jetliner was hit by lightning while at Manila's airport.

The Airbus 320 had recently arrived from Bangkok and was parked at Terminal 2 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport at the time of the lightning strike, ABS-CBN News reported. The plane was taken out of service and its turnaround flight to Bangkok was delayed for about 45 minutes.

Most of the injured were baggage handlers and equipment operators, officials said. Six were taken to a hospital.

No passengers were hurt.

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