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CF-18 struck by lightning makes emergency landing in Whitecourt

CBC News is reporting a CF-18 has had to make an emergency landing in Whitecourt after it was hit by lightning.

Airport Manager Will Stewart says the pilot felt a bit of a tingle when the plane was hit, but was able to land safely and was not injured.

The aircraft was on its way to Whitecourt for its Hometown Heroes Airshow this weekend.

Photo taken by Erica Fisher for energeticcity.ca

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