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Delta flight from Milwaukee makes emergency landing in Chattanooga after being struck by lightning

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CBS 58) --A Delta Airlines flight from Milwaukee to Atlanta had to make an emergency landing in Chattanooga after being struck by lightning.

The flight landed safely and there were no injuries to the 164 passengers on board. 

The airline is working to get customers to Atlanta via a bus.

According to CBS affiliate WDEF, officials say that the aircraft will be closely inspected to determine the next steps in getting passengers to their final destination. 

Delta issued the following statement,

Delta apologizes to the customers of flight 2050 for the delay incurred after the flight diverted to Chattanooga due a mechanical issue. The safety of Delta’s customers and crew is always our top priority. The aircraft is undergoing maintenance evaluation while the airline is working to get customers to their destination as quickly as possible.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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