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Lightning strikes 11 planes at Salt Lake City International Aiport

Published May 8, 2014 12:17 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Lightning struck 11 airplanes Wednesday night at Salt Lake City International Airport.

As a precaution, the planes were analyzed as a precaution and a few of the flights were cancelled, said airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann. Lightning striking the planes while they are at the airport is a "rare occurrence," Gann said.

Ten of the planes belonged to Delta Air Lines, and the other to United Airlines.

By Thursday morning, the airport was back to normal operations.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

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