An Air France flight heading from Paris to Birmingham on Friday May 19, 2017 declared a mid-air emergency after it was hit by a bolt of lightning. The anxiety the incident raised in the aviation community had also been doused as the plane, which left Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris landed safely in Birmingham with all passengers safe.
The passenger flight left Paris and was heading to the West Midlands when an alert was sounded. But God’s grace and professionalism of the Pilot and crew came to play, which avoided yet another aviation disaster that would have greeted the world this weekend.
Thank God the aircraft later landed safely at Birmingham Airport with no one hurt during the incident. A spokesman for the airline said: ‘I can confirm that AF1064 was hit by lightning during flight from Paris with an emergency being declared as a precaution. The aircraft has since landed safely at Birmingham Airport with no emergency response needed and with no injuries to passengers or crew. All passengers have since disembarked the aircraft safely from the airport stand as usual.”