Plane struck by lightning makes emergency landing at CVG

DHL Cargo plane struck by lightning

HEBRON, KY. (FOX19) - A Southern Air car flight operating for DHL made an emergency landing at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early Monday after it was struck by lightning, officials said.

A CVG fire and rescue crew was dispatched to one of the airport’s runways to assist as a precaution if the aircraft needed it during the emergency landing about 2 a.m., said CVG spokeswoman Mindy Kershner.

No one was hurt, and the rescue crew was not needed, she said.

CVG and DHL representatives did not say how long the plane was in the air after departing CVG overnight and then returning shortly after following the lightning strike.

CVG is one of three global super-hubs for DHL, a top 10 cargo airport in North America.

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