American Airlines flight from Detroit to New York lands safely after being struck by lightning

Airline says plane was hit just before it arrived in New York Tuesday morning

Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: May 08 2013 11:57:47 AM EDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 12:20:01 PM EDT
DETROIT -

An American Airlines flight from Detroit to New York landed safely Wednesday after being struck by lightning.

The airline confirmed that Flight 4563, which had 20 passengers and three crewmembers on it, was hit as it approached LaGuardia Airport but landed without incident just before 11 a.m.

A maintenance team is inspecting the Emrbraer 135.