Flight 324 was reportedly struck around 10:45 a.m. Pacific time, about 30 minutes into a scheduled flight to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, FOX 11 Los Angeles reported. The pilot was able to land the plane safely around 11:15 a.m., the report said.
No one was injured on the aircraft, which carried 153 passengers, the station reported.
L.A. airport officials told KTLA-TV of Los Angeles that they were waiting for additional information on whether the plane was actually struck by lightning.
The incident occurred as a thunderstorm rolled into Southern California, the station reported.