JAL Plane Is Hit by Lightning
Oct. 07, 1999
TOKYO (AP) _ A Japan Airlines jet bound for Brisbane, Australia, was forced to return after an engine on the left wing was struck by lightning, the airline said Thursday.
None of the 437 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 747 were injured, said JAL spokesman Takeshi Suzuki.
The plane returned safely to Kansai International Airport at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, about 90 minutes after takeoff, Suzuki said.
The Kansai airport services the major western Japan city of Osaka and is located 250 miles west of Tokyo.