TO CLOSE released Thursday its annual list of the safest airlines in the world.

A plane struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon landed at the Chattanooga metropolitan airport without any injuries, said an airport spokesman.

A Delta Air Lines plane en route from Milwaukee to Atlanta was diverted to Chattanooga after lightning.

The airport spokesman, Albert Waterhouse, confirmed that the plane had landed safely, without being injured, just after 16 hours. local hour.

The plane, an MD-90, was carrying 164 passengers when the plane was hit, Waterhouse said.

"The aircraft will be inspected closely to determine the next steps to bring passengers to their final destination," Waterhouse said in a statement.

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