2 jets land safely in Mass. after lightning strike

Posted Feb. 19, 2011, at 12:25 p.m.

BOSTON — A spokeswoman for Boston’s Logan International Airport said Friday night that two planes have landed safely after being struck by lightning.

Massachusetts Port Authority spokeswoman Lisa Langone said a JetBlue flight from Tampa, Fla., landed just after 9:20 p.m. Friday. She said the pilots reported smelling smoke in the cockpit.

About a half-hour later, a JetBlue flight from Baltimore landed in Boston after being struck by lightning.

No one was injured on either flight.

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JetBlue Airways Corp. is based in Forest Hills, N.Y.

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