(WUSA) -- 9NEWS NOW has learned that United Flight 593 headed from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Denver was struck by lightning at around 7:10pm and was forced to land at Dulles International Airport. No injuries were reported.
According to United, lightning strikes on airlines are not all that uncommon. The Boeing 757 landed at Dulles as a safety precaution. The passengers were transfered to another plane to continue their flight. The flight departed Dulles at 8:58pm and landed in Denver at 10:52pm local time