Lightning forces jetliner to return to San Francisco
The Associated Press
Published Friday, April 13, 2012 6:09AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO - An official at San Francisco International Airport says lightning hit a London-bound United Airlines flight, forcing the plane to return to the airport.
Duty Manager John Ginty says the plane landed safely Thursday night and there were no injuries to anyone on the jet.
United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says the Boeing 777 was carrying 258 passengers.
She says the plane landed about 9 p.m., shortly after it had taken off.
Maintenance workers were inspecting the aircraft.
McCarthy says the passengers will fly to London on Friday.