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LGA-Bound Flight Struck By Lightning, Makes Emergency Landing

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A lightning strike forced a city-bound plane to make an emergency landing Wednesday morning at LaGuardia Airport.

American Airlines says one of its American Eagle Flights out of Detroit was struck as it approached the city around 10:40 a.m.

Officials say the captain declared an emergency as a precaution.

The plane landed safely with 20 passengers and three crew members aboard.

It is now being looked at by a maintenance crew.

The city saw more than three inches of rain Wednesday, which was more rain than there was during the entire month of April or March, and more than the day Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the city.

The rain caused severe flooding in some spots along the Gowanus in Brooklyn and Kew Gardens in Queens.

Getting around by car Wednesday morning wasn't easy, either.

As the waters rose on the Bay Parkway near the Belt Parkway exit, several cars got stuck and had to be towed to safety.

In Manhattan, the ceiling of Lenny's restaurant on the Upper West Side collapsed after a drain pipe got clogged, flooding the drywall in the store.

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