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  Tevet 28, 5773 , 10/01/13

Plane Returns to Ben-Gurion after Lightning Strike

A Yisrair flight from Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport to Eilat was forced to turn back, Thursday afternoon, when it was struck by lightning, shortly after takeoff, according to Channel 10 News.

The plane's captain decided immediately to land the plane. The terrified passengers were removed in good condition. A check of the plane revealed no damage and the plane took off a second time.

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