Deere & Co plane with employees on board hit by lightning in Quad Cities

MOLINE, Illinois- A plane, carrying several John Deere employees was hit by lightening around 6:30 this (Monday) morning, shortly after taking off from the Quad City International Airport in Moline.

Company spokesman Ken Golden says the plane, carrying six passengers and three crew members turned around and landed safely, and returned to the Deere Aviation hanger. There were no injuries. Golden says Deere's flight mechanics are now inspecting the aircraft.

(Photo from KWQC-TV)

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