Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Thomson Airways Boeing 737-800 en route to Agadir from Manchester was forced to an emergency landing in London after it was hit by a bolt.
During this rare occurrence, no passenger was hurt.
In a statement, the company apologized for making and emergency landing, stressing that the safety of the passengers and crew “is of paramount importance to us.”
“Thomson Airways would like to apologise for any inconvenience to our customers on board flight TOM732 travelling from Manchester airport to Agadir in Morocco, which was diverted to London Gatwick airport as a precautionary measure due to adverse weather,” Thomson Airways said.
“The flight departed from London Gatwick airport as quickly as possible afterwards and customers have arrived safely in Morocco,” the company added.
“The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance to us and we would like to reassure everyone that events such as these are extremely rare,” the statement closed.
The Moroccan Times.