Published January 14, 2015
Two Southwest Airlines airplanes were struck by lighting while landing at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport.
Southwest spokeswoman Marilee McInnis says the flights to Burbank from Sacramento and Oakland landed safely Wednesday morning after being struck while approaching the airport amid heavy rains.
She says a flight attendant reported a pain in her arm and was hospitalized, but no other injuries were reported.
The two Boeing 737s were taken out of service and passengers with continuing flights were put on other planes.
McInnis says all aircraft are built to withstand lightning strikes, which can occur during flights through stormy weather.