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Flights delayed after airport lightning strike

Incoming flights to Bermuda were delayed yesterday after a powerful lightning strike at LF Wade International Airport.

According to general manager Aaron Adderley, the hit caused an electrical surge in one of the airport's radio communications systems at about 9am, resulting in an hour-long outage.

“The short outage affected two scheduled flights — JetBlue from JFK and Delta from Boston,” Mr Adderley said.

“While Delta arrived slightly delayed, the JetBlue flights were cancelled for reasons non-related to the system outage.”

All remaining flights ran as normal.

Strike: Lightning touches down on the waters of Castle Harbour looking towards the LF Wade International Airport yesterday morning. (Photo by Christopher Whittle)

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Published August 06, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated August 06, 2013 at 12:09 am)

Flights delayed after airport lightning strike

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