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Passengers on board a British Airways flight say they’ve endured the ‘flight from hell’ – after the plane was struck by lightning.

BA919, flying from Stuttgart, Germany, to Heathrow, was hit by lightning on Sunday afternoon.

The plane, which was attributable to land at Heathrow at 1.40pm, was as a substitute diverted to Gatwick.

One individual, whose son and grandson have been on board, claimed it was the ‘flight from hell’

A passenger captured a photograph of lightning exterior – and praised the flight’s crew.

They added:  “The crew were amazing when our flight got struck by lightning on the approach to Heathrow.

“It was stunning. The flight needed to divert to Gatwick.”

A British Airways spokesperson told the Mail:  “BA919 diverted to Gatwick earlier this afternoon attributable to climate associated circumstances within the area.

“The flight landed just before 2pm. Customers were driven from Gatwick to Heathrow.”

Plenty of flights have been reportedly hit by lightning within the space at the moment.

A passenger on a unique flight to Heathrow mentioned: “Just got struck by lightning on the approach into Heathrow.

“It entered simply beneath the flight deck and left the tail – we noticed it shoot by the cabin.

“I’d heard of lighting travelling through the cabin before but it was my first time seeing it in real life.”