Lightning Hits American Eagle Plane In Flight

NEW YORK (May 8, 2013)--An American Eagle plane on a flight from Detroit landed safely Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport after lightning struck it.

American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller says American Eagle Flight 4563 was struck twice by lightning as it approached New York on Wednesday morning.

Miller says the captain declared an emergency as a precaution and the plane landed safely at 10:41 a.m.

The spokesman says a maintenance team was inspecting the Embraer 135.

Twenty passengers and three crew members were aboard.

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