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9. Kennedy Plane Diverted After Losing Power
6 minutes ago

BOSTON - A plane carrying U.S Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) across Massachusetts was struck by lightning and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn., his spokeswoman said.

The plane lost all electrical power and the pilot had to fly the plane manually, according to spokeswoman Melissa Wagoner. No one was hurt.

The Democrat had just delivered the commencement address at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams and was on his way his Cape Cod home when the plane was struck at about 2:45 p.m., she said.

Kennedy planned to stay in Connecticut overnight because he was scheduled to deliver another commencement address at Springfield College on Sunday, she said. The incident was reported to the Federal Aviation Administration, Wagoner said. The FAA did not immediately return a call.

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  -Ted Kennedy's plane hit by lightning. bigwillq  May-13-06 09:04 PM   #0 
  - Yikes! Glad everyone's ok.  Roland99   May-13-06 09:05 PM   #1 
  - Was it Cheney's lightning machine  adigal   May-14-06 04:29 PM   #77 
  - Glad he's OK.  Lars39   May-13-06 09:05 PM   #2 
  - Did it hit a wing? Left or right?  havocmom   May-13-06 09:06 PM   #3 
  - Please post a link  OKNancy   May-13-06 09:06 PM   #4 
  - Don't have a link.  bigwillq   May-13-06 09:13 PM   #11 
  - Whoa  Bjornsdotter   May-13-06 09:06 PM   #5 
  - Holy moly! I'm so glad it landed safely! Any other result would just  babylonsister   May-13-06 09:07 PM   #6 
  - I am glad to know that he is safe.  AX10   May-13-06 09:07 PM   #7 
  - Boston Globe link  OKNancy   May-13-06 09:08 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for the link.  bigwillq   May-13-06 09:13 PM   #13 
  - Kennedy Plane Diverted After Losing Power  cal04   May-13-06 09:10 PM   #9 
  - Thank God he's safe  WesDem   May-13-06 09:10 PM   #10 
  - ruh roh! i can hear the fundies now . . .  ellenfl   May-13-06 09:13 PM   #12 
  - no - god saved ted  C_U_L8R   May-13-06 09:24 PM   #18 
  - actually when it happened to Blair I saw alot of those comments here too  951-Riverside   May-13-06 09:48 PM   #29 
  - I am sure that Pat Robertson will have something like that to tell  liberal N proud   May-13-06 10:02 PM   #33 
  - LOL. You beat me to it. nt  antfarm   May-13-06 11:45 PM   #44 
  - Was god angry with Jeb when his plane was struck a few years ago?  GoddessOfGuinness   May-13-06 10:56 PM   #41 
  - LOL!  antfarm   May-13-06 11:44 PM   #43 
  - Right! Like God was angry at  vssmith   May-14-06 08:47 AM   #63 
  - I think it's happened to Bush or Cheney's plane as well...  progressivebydesign   May-15-06 08:53 PM   #94 
  - Oh my gosh. That would just be too harsh.  applegrove   May-13-06 09:14 PM   #14 
  - Not his time. Not yet. His mission to make all freep's heads explode...  onehandle   May-13-06 09:19 PM   #15 
  - Heart jumped out of my throat for a minute  Greeby   May-13-06 09:20 PM   #16 
  - Memo to EMK: stay out of small planes!  dailykoff   May-13-06 09:21 PM   #17 
  - pic (of type of plane he was on)  wakeme2008   May-13-06 09:26 PM   #19 
  - Where did you find  bigwillq   May-13-06 09:31 PM   #22 
  - It is a picture of the type of plane he  wakeme2008   May-13-06 09:43 PM   #26 
     - Thanks for the clarification!  bigwillq   May-13-06 09:45 PM   #27 
  - What does that mean, exactly, "...had to fly the plane manually..?"  Up2Late   May-14-06 01:22 AM   #53 
  - Aircraft lightning strikes are fairly common, strikes that black out the  splat@14   May-13-06 09:29 PM   #20 
  - Oh, thank God he's OK.  globalvillage   May-13-06 09:30 PM   #21 
  - Uncle Ted, are you okay?  ckramer   May-13-06 09:32 PM   #23 
  - It was a new weapon being tested by the Pentagon!!  meisje   May-13-06 09:39 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-13-06 10:01 PM   #32 
  - Pardon me, but I take offence at your statement,  discerning christian   May-13-06 10:54 PM   #40 
     - O.K. Now I can't tell if YOU are joking or not.  Up2Late   May-14-06 01:54 AM   #55 
     - No I wasn't joking,  discerning christian   May-14-06 03:55 PM   #75 
     - You've apparently missed a great deal on this board. Maybe....  Media_Lies_Daily   May-14-06 08:17 AM   #60 
        - Like------ All your Moran are Belong to us  saigon68   May-14-06 12:36 PM   #68 
        - As I posted above, I am well aware of the use of the word MORAN  discerning christian   May-14-06 04:01 PM   #76 
  - well ... My first thought was ... "I bet it was a clear, sunny day."  Kailassa   May-14-06 08:05 PM   #91 
  - I live in MA and did not see any thunderstorms. Did anyone else?  mom cat   May-13-06 09:43 PM   #25 
  - I live in CT  bigwillq   May-13-06 09:45 PM   #28 
     - Sounds rather suspicious to me!  mom cat   May-13-06 10:08 PM   #35 
     - Take off your tin foil hat.  RebelOne   May-14-06 04:05 AM   #58 
        - I tried to take it off, but it is glued on too tight!  mom cat   May-15-06 08:24 PM   #93 
     - I live in Ct. too...  discerning christian   May-13-06 10:49 PM   #39 
  - Gotta be terrifying for Ted, who survived a nasty plane crash in 1964.  gauguin57   May-13-06 09:55 PM   #30 
  - Considering what's happened to most of his brothers and sisters....  Media_Lies_Daily   May-13-06 11:22 PM   #42 
  - wow  MikeStl   May-14-06 02:41 AM   #57 
  - JFK Jr Also n/t  whatelseisnew   May-14-06 10:30 AM   #65 
  - And he was also supposed to be on Senator Wellstone's plane  socialdemocrat1981   May-14-06 08:03 AM   #59 
  - Keep well Ted  rodeodance   May-13-06 09:59 PM   #31 
  - OMG  montana_hazeleyes   May-13-06 10:02 PM   #34 
  - Scary stuff! Citation II has a under '5 cabin, too.  bucknaked   May-13-06 10:11 PM   #36 
  - sheesh, Kennedy's have some luck  Endangered Specie   May-13-06 10:17 PM   #37 
  - teddy! stop flying!!! n/t  orleans   May-13-06 10:31 PM   #38 
  - Kennedy Plane Diverted After Losing Power  caligirl   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #45 
  - He was enroute to Hyannis and had to divert to CT  MADem   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #46 
  - He lost a sister a nephew and a brother in crashes as well. I just  caligirl   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #48 
  - If they lost all electrical power and communications...  Big Kahuna   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #47 
     - They have procedures for this, maybe he had a cell phone.  caligirl   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #49 
     - Many pilots carry portable radios, for just such situations.  Ready4Change   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #52 
     - That's what I wanna know. New Haven is not even close to where they were  Husb2Sparkly   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #50 
        - It probably had the best divert facilities  MADem   May-14-06 12:43 AM   #51 
        - That could be, but I'll tell ya ......  Husb2Sparkly   May-14-06 12:29 PM   #67 
        - Actually, New Haven is capable of handling jets.  Midlodemocrat   May-14-06 02:15 PM   #71 
        - Yup ... and so is Bridgeport/Sikorsky  Husb2Sparkly   May-14-06 03:23 PM   #73 
        - He was still in WMA when the plane got hit  MADem   May-14-06 05:42 PM   #86 
        - The weather was possibly much better in the New Haven area  karynnj   May-14-06 06:06 PM   #90 
        - Maybe landing wasn't part of the plan.  dailykoff   May-14-06 01:40 AM   #54 
  - AHHHHHH. NOT cool. I was JUST thinking about him today.  BlueIris   May-14-06 02:15 AM   #56 
  - What this man has endured, yet somehow  Cookie wookie   May-14-06 08:23 AM   #61 
  - G*d Answerred Right-wingers' Prayers And...  VogonGlory   May-14-06 08:46 AM   #62 
  - Pat Robertson will have something to say this week on this  Gman   May-14-06 09:42 AM   #64 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-14-06 12:12 PM   #66 
     - Huh?  Gman   May-14-06 01:33 PM   #69 
  - Rove and his fucking weather machine!  RUMMYisFROSTED   May-14-06 01:53 PM   #70 
  - H.A.A.R.P.  truthisfreedom   May-14-06 02:33 PM   #72 
     - Best not to post anything else, just initials...  IndyOp   May-14-06 04:40 PM   #78 
     - Probably because they were an idiot who thought it controlled weather  IanDB1   May-14-06 04:57 PM   #81 
     - Greetings from HAARP, Earthling Morans! Love, Xenu.  IanDB1   May-14-06 04:55 PM   #80 
  - GOP calls it "wrath of god"  sakabatou   May-14-06 03:24 PM   #74 
  - If so, Gawd must be a terrible shot. Teddy is still alive and well.  IanDB1   May-14-06 04:59 PM   #82 
  - God must love Teddy  Raine   May-14-06 05:35 PM   #84 
  - Oh my - I'm glad he's ok  mvd   May-14-06 04:41 PM   #79 
  - K&R  mutley_r_us   May-14-06 05:22 PM   #83 
  - Hey thanks!  bigwillq   May-14-06 05:45 PM   #87 
     - No problem.  mutley_r_us   May-14-06 05:58 PM   #88 
  - That's the second plane accident for Ted. He was also put on  happydreams   May-14-06 05:35 PM   #85 
  - white lightning?  WannaJumpMyScooter   May-14-06 05:59 PM   #89 
  - The only person that approves of Cheney is...  slide to the left   May-15-06 10:51 AM   #92 

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