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Canadian fighter jet hit by lightning, lands safely in Alberta

from Toronto Sun

There were several tense moments when a Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter jet was forced to land in northern Alberta after it was reportedly struck by lightning. The Whitecourt, Alberta, fire department responded to the airport south of town as the jet made several circuits waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. Capt. Adam Runge, based at CFB Cold Lake, safely landed the jet, the Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed. The pilot was reportedly shaken up but uninjured. more


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