It appears yesterday was a good day for ground bound transportation!
Two passenger aircraft experienced close calls Friday where fortunately, both ended with no injuries.
In the first, a United Airlines flight experienced a smoke like smell and as alarms were going off, the plane was able to complete a safe emergency landing on Midway Island, the home of an infamous World War II Naval Battle which the U.S. Navy abandoned back in 1996 after the end of the Cold War! We thank Fox News where you can read more about this incident here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/12/united-flight-from-honolulu-to-guam-diverted-because-mechanical-issue/?intcmp=latestnews
In the meantime, a Frontier Airlines flight was struck by lightning which knocked out weather equipment/system causing the flight to perform an emergency landing in Salt Lake City. For more info you can read here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/12/frontier-airlines-plane-diverted-to-salt-lake-city-after-lightning-strike/?intcmp=latestnews
We are thankful both these incidents ended without any injuries.