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LA Clippers Plane Struck By Lightning During Flight


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The Los Angeles Clippers had a scary flight, and we are just now hearing about it.

The team’s charter flight was struck by lightning shortly after takeoff from LAX a few weeks ago. Apparently, the plane’s engines “went silent” for a moment. The scary event took place when the Clippers were flying to Denver to face the Nuggets.

"The Clippers’ charter plane got struck by lightning on their way to Denver on Feb. 25 😳, per @NotoriousOHM," a tweet from NBA Central read. 

"The plane dropped in altitude several times, and shrieks could be heard from passengers in what some staffers called one of the worst moments they've experienced on a flight…Shortly after the Clippers landed safely in Colorado, the team saw a mark that took some of the paint off the tail of the Delta Air Lines plane -- the result of a midair lightning strike.”

Thankfully the team made it safely to Denver. After they landed and saw the visible evidence of the lightning strike, they knew how lucky they were.

LA Clippers Guard Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland, who the Clippers recently acquired from the Nuggets, tweeted this in response to the report that hit Wednesday (March 15), “Ngl, we thought it was over wit." [Read More]

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