Allegiant Flight In Fargo Not Actually Hit By Lightning During Saturday’s Storm
The spokesperson says there was a "smell" in the aircraft
FARGO, ND — A spokesperson for Allegiant Air says after inspection it was determined a jet headed from Fargo to Los Angeles was not hit by lightning during Saturday’s severe weather.
There was lightning around the airport and a suspected lightning strike as the Airbus taxied back to the terminal as the storm hit.
The spokesperson says there was a “smell” in the aircraft but after approximately 3 hours of investigation, maintenance workers could find no evidence of a lightning strike and the flight departed for its destination.
The National Weather Service reported a peak gust of 81 miles per hour at the airport during the storm.