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Originally published Friday, March 4, 2011 at 4:02 PM

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Lightning hits Seattle plane, lands safely

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Chicago was hit by lightning shortly before it was scheduled to land Friday afternoon. Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan told KING-TV the plane landed safely in Chicago and no one was injured.

The Associated Press

SEATTLE —

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Chicago was hit by lightning shortly before it was scheduled to land Friday afternoon. Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan told KING-TV the plane landed safely in Chicago and no one was injured.

Flight 20 had 168 passengers on board. It left Seattle at 8:40 a.m. and was due to land at Chicago's O'Hare Airport at about 2:15 p.m. local time. The Boeing 737-900 has been pulled from service.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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