International Development News
Development News Edition

Kings plane struck by lightning on return from India

Kings plane struck by lightning on return from India
Image Credit: Flickr

A plane carrying owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Vlade Divac and other members of the Sacramento Kings organization was struck by lightning on Sunday as the team was on its way back from a trip to India. According to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears, the plane was struck while on its way to England for refueling, before heading home to Sacramento, Calif.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the traveling party also included Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear, Kings color commentator and former player Doug Christie, Sam Amick of The Athletic and Spears. After the incident, Spears tweeted:

"Scary moment as Kings private jet hit by lighting before landing for a layover in England in return home from India trip. Don't worry @drake fans, it wasn't the rapper's plane the players and coaching staff is using. Actually plane @bgoodvlade, @Vivek and remaining staff & media on" Players and coaches were flying separately, aboard "Air Drake" -- a spruced-up Boeing 767 owned by the rapper worth a reported $185 million.

"When we landed the airplane underwent an inspection," Kings senior vice president of communications Joelle Terry, who was aboard the plane, told The Bee. "No damage was found and we have been cleared for takeoff." The Kings were in Ranadive's native Mumbai to play a pair of exhibition games against the Indiana Pacers.

--Field Level Media

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



How music can help expectant mothers during pregnancy

Music provides pleasant ambience for all but its more important for expectant mothers as besides ensuring pleasant environment for them it also directly and indirectly influences the unborn babies. There are various scientific findings to c...

EdTech: A technical approach to flexible and cost-effective education

Its hight time for the world to go for innovative approaches like e-learning over traditional learning methods that need physical infrastructure, long-term planning, and huge investment. ...

Our school campaigns are our strongest ally: Joaquin Antuna, founder of Peace and Cooperation

Joaquin Antuna is the founder of Peace and Cooperation, a Spanish NGO which was nominated as peace messenger by the United Nations in 1986. Antuna is of very firm opinion that in order to have an incisive impact on the community we live in,...

'No escape from telephones', this 1953 prediction actually comes true

In 1953, a telephone company chief predicted that therell be no escape from telephones in the future....


Latest News

UPDATE 2-Japan's ruling bloc calls for $92 bln fiscal package to support growth

Japans ruling coalition lawmakers have called for an extra budget that would include 92 billion in spending to support slowing growth, party officials said on Thursday, raising worries about straining public finances.The agreement, made in ...

UPDATE 3-Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment, differ on taxes, healthcare

Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how to expand healthcare coverage for Americ...

Simmons sinks 1st career trey as 76ers rally past Knicks

Joel Embiid had 23 points, 12 rebounds and five assists while Ben Simmons hit the first 3-pointer of his career, and the Philadelphia 76ers overturned a 17-point deficit on their way to a 109-104 victory over the visiting New York Knicks on...

Unisys CloudForte launched for ServiceNow to secure cloud operations

Unisys Corporation NYSE UIS today announced at the Now at a Work conference in Washington, D.C. the availability of Unisys CloudForte for ServiceNow, the companys comprehensive solution to automate and accelerate secure digital transformat...

Give Feedback