Southwest Employee Injured in Lighting Strike at SAT

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A Southwest Airlines plane was hit by lightning as it sat on the tarmac at San Antonio International Airport on Sunday, and one airline employee was hospitalized as a precaution, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The airline says the male employee, described as a 'gate agent' was working near the plane and 'felt the effects' of the lightning strike.  Officials said he was not seriously hurt.

Southwest didn't say if anyone was on the plane at the time, but said nobody else was hurt.

It was the second incident at SAT in two days.  

On Saturday, an American Airlines 737-800 veered off the runway on take off on a flight to D/FW.  The plane became stuck in the mud and prompted the delay or cancellation of several flights Saturday morning and early afternoon.

The FAA is still investigating the American Airlines incident.

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