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Emirates plane, others divert to OKC

Thunder and lightning lit up the sky over Oklahoma, and the region, late Thursday night. That doesn't make for good sleep, and it doesn't make for good flying, either.

Several airlines diverted flights to Oklahoma City, including Emirates who doesn't fly here but was recently rated as the No. 1 airline in the world by Skytrax.

Here's a shot of the Emirates Boeing 777 on the ground in Oklahoma City courtesy of Will Rogers World Airport's Twitter account.

— WRWA (@fly_okc) July 15, 2016

Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›