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A Japan Airlines plane was struck by lightning twice in flight and was safely diverted to Kansai Airport

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A Japan Airlines plane was struck by lightning twice in flight and was safely diverted to Kansai Airport

JapanA Japan Airlines plane was flying from Miyazaki Airport in Japan to Haneda Airport this afternoon. He was struck by lightning twice during the flight and had to make an emergency landing at Kansai Airport. More than 100 people were on board the plane and no injuries have been confirmed.

Japan’s Yomiuri TV reported that the Osaka Aviation Bureau and other units said that Japan Airlines Flight 694 took off from Miyazaki Airport at 2:10 pm today and was expected to land at Haneda Airport at 3:50 pm. Due to two lightning strikes during the flight, there was an emergency at about 3:40 pm, we were diverted to the runway of Kansai Airport.

Apart from the 113 passengers and crew members on board the plane, no injuries have been confirmed so far.

It is known that the flight changed its destination due to reports of a “smoke-like smell” in the cabin. There was no fire on board the aircraft and relevant units are currently investigating the damage caused to the aircraft.

Yomiuri Shimbun reported that JAL Flight 694 was a Boeing 737-800 aircraft carrying 122 passengers and crew. The aircraft was struck by lightning twice during climbout.

Due to the smell of burning in the cabin after the lightning strike, the flight changed its destination and landed at Kansai Airport. JAL is investigating the details.

Also related to lightning, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) reported that Miyazaki city was affected by a vigorous front and low pressure today, and a “thunder warning” was issued. The football was being played at the playground of Miyazaki Industrial Management University in Miyazaki. City.soccerEighteen people were killed by lightning and sent to hospital. Two of them were seriously injured and 16 others were also injured, the fire department said.

It was reported that high school students in Miyazaki City were playing a football practice match with high school students from outside the prefecture on the playground at the time of the incident.

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