A Southwest Airlines flight that departed from Oakland
International Airport made contact with lightning near Burbank this morning, but no one was injured, an airline spokeswoman said.
Southwest flight No. 1475 left Oakland at about 8:25 a.m. and was hit by lightning upon arrival near the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, airline spokeswoman Brandy King said. The plane made a safe landing and no one on the Boeing 737 aircraft was injured.
King said another plane, flight No. 1580, that had departed from Sacramento also encountered lightning as it approached Burbank this morning. There was no report of injuries to passengers on that flight, she said.
“It’s not completely unique for an aircraft to encounter (lightning),” King said.
Both aircraft were taken into maintenance to be inspected, she said.