Aegean Airlines airplane struck by lightning. Evening flight to Chania returned to Athens. Prohibitive departure for all ships

airportchaniaEvening flight of Aegean, from Athens to Chania, was forced to return to “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport, due to strong winds.

Pilots tried to land twice, but it was very difficult to reach the airport of Chania.

Meanwhile, last night’s Aegean flight to Chania was struck by lightning. This experience was recounted by the Mayor of Apokoronas Ch. Koukianakis.

“My position was next to the wing, there were several shocks, and this was natural because of bad weather. The flight was about over Milos when lightning burst onto the wing. An incredible light inside the cabin and a loud noise, we thought that the plane had been badly damaged. There was panic and fear amongst the passengers. Nobody informed us about what was happening. When the plane landed people burst into applause and cheers”.

The company itself has not made any statement.

Also, it has to be mentioned that, according to Local Port Authorities on Crete, there is a prohibitive for all ships for another 24 hours.

with info from