Lightening Knocks Out Both Runways, Forces Connecticut Airport To Halt All Flights In Or Out

Bradley International Airport in Connecticut was forced to halt all air traffic after lightening struck near the intersection of its two main runways knocking out landing lights and causing debris to be scattered across the runways.

Around 3:00pm today, a strong line of thunderstorms moved across the area when the incident happened, forcing incoming aircraft into a holding pattern or to divert and stopping all take-offs. A ground stop was in effect for departing aircraft bound for the airport that lasted about two and half hours.

After a few hours of clean up and repair crews replacing damages equipment, flights had resumed by Wednesday evening.

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