Plane struck by lightning in Jackson - - Jackson, MS

Plane struck by lightning in Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport officials say a plane was struck by lightning Thursday night. The plane, Southwest Airlines flight 1798, was arriving from Chicago.

Passengers say the plane was struck while it was preparing to land in Jackson and there was a brief flash of fire. 

There are no reports of injuries.

Passengers say the plane's next destination was Orlando and another plane is being brought in for the flight.

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