A PLANE was inspected at Glasgow Airport after it was believed to have been struck by lightning this morning as Storm Ciara sweeps across Scotland. 

British Airways confirmed that they carried out an inspection on an aircraft after they believed the plane was struck, but that their services remained largely uninterrupted as a result of the incident. 

While relatively common in the industry, the plane was delayed as a result of the safety checks and worsening weather at Heathrow. 

In a statement, BA said: "The flight landed safely and will undergo a thorough inspection before returning to service.

"The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our priority."

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The airline also confirmed that the check was carried out as part of their protocol and that the plane had been cleared for service. 

While a number of flights have been cancelled at Edinburgh Airport, disruption due to weather conditions has been at a minimum at Glasgow Airport. 

The majority of flights have left the Paisley-based airport as scheduled with the knock-on effect from yesterday’s weather impacting airports down south more than those in Scotland. 

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