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  1. A 737-800 of Thompson Airways was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick after being struck by lightning.

    The Thomson Airways flight (TOM732), which was travelling from Manchester to Agadir in Morocco, was an hour into its journey went it was hit by a bolt of lightning on Thursday evening.

    The plane took off from Manchester at 6.42pm and eventually landed at its final destination three hours late at 1.08am on Friday.

    Lightning strikes on aircraft are very rare.