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2 Planes Landing in Burbank Struck By Lightning During Approach

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During an intense wave of this third massive winter storm to pass through the Los Angeles area, two planes approaching Bob Hope Airport were struck by lightning this morning, according to KTLA. The aircraft were both Southwest Airlines, one of which was arriving from Oakland and the other from Sacramento. "The incidents happened sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.," reports a Southwest representative. The planes landed safely, and the airline is still working to determine if the aircraft were damaged. Two passengers "aboard the Oakland flight had some kind of medical complaints and were taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment."