Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Work Of A Higher Being?

Plane carrying Kennedy hit by lightning

BOSTON - A plane carrying U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy from western Massachusetts to his home on the coast was struck by lightning Saturday and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn., his spokeswoman said.

The eight-seat Cessna Citation 550 plane lost all electrical power, including communications, and the pilot had to fly the plane manually, according to spokeswoman Melissa Wagoner. No one was hurt.

Upon determining the senator's plane had lost all communications capabilities, law enforcement officials immediately issued a Michelob Amber Alert.