Lightning-hit Gripen lands safely
- Published: 4 Sep 2013 at 19.29
- Online news:
A Gripen jet hit by lightning as it was being flown to Thailand to join the Thai air force landed safely at a base in Surat Thani Wednesday after a one-day delay.
A Swedish-manufactured Gripen jet struck by lightning arrives at Wing 7 in Surat Thani on Wednesday. (Photo by Wassana Nanuam)
Air force spokesman AVM Monthol Sutchukorn said the Swedish-made fighter landed at Wing 7 in the southern province at 3.30pm and inspections showed no damage from the lightning strike, except to some electrical equipment.
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