United Flight Struck By Lightning, Lands in Emergency

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    A United Airline plane taxis while a Continental plane takes off. The airlines could soon become one.

    A United Express flight from Madison, Wis., to Chicago's O'Hare Airport was forced to land in Rockford after the plane was struck by lightning.

    Passengers say they were told the windshield was struck by lightning and then cracked.

    The pilot decided to land.

    Passengers are taking a bus from the Chicago-Rockford International Airport. to O'Hare. There has been no report of injuries at this time.