Air France Flight Heading From Paris To Birmingham Declares A Mid Air Emergency

A flight heading to Birmingham Airport on Friday declared a mid-air emergency after being struck by lighting.

Up to 150 passengers were on the Air France flight, which departed from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris around 1.36pm (BST).

The pilot declared an emergency shortly before preparing to land at Birmingham Airport (BHX), the Birmingham Mail reports.

Airline Air France has now confirmed the A320 had been hit by a lightning bolt before it landed safely shortly before 1.40pm.

A spokesman for the aircraft confirmed no one was injured in the incident.

"I can confirm that AF1064 was hit by lightning during flight from Paris with an emergency being declared as a precaution," he said.

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