Hi all - I was flying DAL-148 out of JFK into LHR on saturday. Took off in heavy winds (advisory said 50mph gusts) - got to about 3000ft and I saw lightning hit the plane, which isn’t anything unusual - planes get struck all the time, in fact they make their own lightning sometimes.
We did a fairly impressive turn not long afterwards and then the pilot tells us we would divert to Atlanta. Circled many times before landing to get a bit lighter then landed with no problems - fairly hard landing, but nothing to write home about.
Does anyone know what happened to the plane to make it divert?
This is the tracker:
flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1 … /KJFK/EGLL