Air traffic control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Airport
By Joanie Vasiliadis, WUSA, Derry London, WLTX
Baltimore, MD (WUSA 9) -- The FAA says that a BWI airport tower was knocked out during lightning storms Thursday.
The FAA has confirmed a lighting strike on the control tower and BWI operations remain suspended until further notice, officials told WUSA9.
Many flights have been diverted to Norfolk, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Others have returned to their departure airport.
Additional reports say the airport could be affected for hours, and that possibly two air traffic controllers might have been injured by the lightning strike.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
According to online reports, the FAA has cleared the tower for operation, and flight activity is resuming at Baltimore-Washington.