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Watch: Lightening hits Turkish plane, engine catches fire
Passengers panic onboard, but Turkish Airlines pilot manages to land plane safely at İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport

A Turkish Airlines pilot managed to smoothly land an Istanbul-İzmir passenger plane as one of the engines caught fire after being hit by lightning during a flight on the night of Jan. 24.

  

Footage taken from inside the plane

 

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that the plane took off from Istanbul around 11 pm and was airborne when lightning struck. One of the engines caught fire and passengers began panicking onboard.

  

Footage taken from the ground

 

The pilot, however, managed to land the plane at İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport with no further problems. Firefighters immediately rushed to the scene.

 

One of the passengers onboard, who captured the entire event on his camera, said nothing else abnormal occurred during the flight and the lights remained on.

 

 

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