Plane makes emergency landing at O'Hare
September 2, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- An American Airlines flight had to return to O'Hare International Airport Thursday morning after being struck by lightning.
Flight 1487 was headed to Reno, Nevada.
A spokesperson for the airline says that shortly after takeoff, lightning hit near the plane's windshield.
A total of 160 passengers and five crew members were on board. They returned to O'Hare safely, and the passengers boarded another flight.
Mechanics checked the plane for damage.
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