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Lightning strikes 11 planes at Salt Lake City International Aiport

By Michael McFall

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published May 08 2014 09:43 am • Last Updated May 08 2014 08:46 pm

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.

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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

Twitter: @mikeypanda




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