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Plane hit by lightning

An Easyjet passenger plane flying from Bristol to Edinburgh was hit by lightning when it diverted to Newcastle because of high winds in Scotland

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Passenger jet hit by lightning on flight to Scotland

An EasyJet plane on the tarmac at Bristol Airport Credit: ITV News West Country

A plane flying from Bristol to Edinburgh was hit by lightning this morning.

The Easyjet flight, carrying 140 passengers and crew, was hit after the plane was diverted to Newcastle because of high winds. The company says the aircraft is built to withstand lightning.

The passengers continued their journey by coach.

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