EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY423 from Bristol to Edinburgh diverted to Newcastle due to high winds in Edinburgh this morning. The flight was hit by lightning on approach to Newcastle Airport. The aircraft is equipped to safely withstand lightning and at no point was the safety of the flight compromised.
EasyJet would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused.
The Airbus A319 was carrying 134 passengers and six crew. The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s highest priority.
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