NY-bound JetBlue flight returned to LAX due to report of possible lightning strike

LOS ANGELES -- A JetBlue flight was returned to Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday after the crew onboard reported a possible lightning strike.

JetBlue flight 324 from Los Angeles to New York-JFK landed safely back at LAX at approximately 11:15 a.m. and taxied to the gate, JetBlue said.

The aircraft will be inspected.

Passengers were accommodated on another aircraft to continue on to JFK.

In another incident Thursday, a Delta flight from New York to Los Angeles returned to JFK shortly after takeoff due to a smoky odor in the cockpit, the airline said.

The flight landed without incident and taxied to the gate, where customers got off the plane and will be accommodated on a different aircraft.

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