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Aeromexico plane hit by lightening in La Paz

La Paz, Baja California Sur — An Aeromexico plane landing at the La Paz International Airport Saturday in Baja California Sur was struck by lightening.

Jesús Castillo Reyes of the First Division of Civil Aeronautics, said the aircraft was hit by lightning as it prepared to land at La Paz International Airport. He said the plane was carrying 97 passengers, none of whom were injured from the strike.

The plane, however, did suffer some damage. Castillo Reyes reported the some of the plane’s instruments were damaged from the strike of lightening.

“It was landing at La Paz airport. Apparently in its final phase it suffered a lightning strike, which happens. Some of the instruments on the aircraft suffered some damage, but it did not appear to be major.

“Nevertheless, the aircraft had to undergo a review and maintenance,” explained Castillo Reyes.

The plane was hit during the passing of Tropical Storm Bud, where in total, only two flights were cancelled at La Paz. In Los Cabos, a total of 14 flights were cancelled due to passing storms.