U.S. Airways announced Saturday that a airliner headed to Florida was struck by lightning mid-flight and has re-routed its 73 passengers to Alabama. The plane landed safely in Montgomery Friday evening.
All passengers were provided with hotel accommodations for the night.
U.S. Airways spokeswoman Liz Landau said the flight departed from Charlotte, N.C. A majority of passengers took the airline up on its three-hour limosuine ride offer to the Pensacola, the flight's destination. Others chose to wait for another flight.
Spokeswoman Landau also said the plane will be taken to Pittsburgh for inspection. No injuries were reported in the incident.