An Icelandair plane was struck by lightning when it landed in Paris Charles de Gaulle on Saturday afternoon; the plane landed safely and none of the 150 passengers were injured. Several planes were hit by lightning in France over the weekend.
An Icelandair plane. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Upon examination it was discovered the radar equipment had been damaged. Icelandair’s public relations officer Gudjón Arngrímsson told Morgunbladid the repair of the plane would be delayed due to the number of airplanes struck. A second airplane was sent to transport passengers to Paris yesterday afternoon; the plane that was struck by the lightning was expected to fly back yesterday afternoon.