Lightning strikes South Haven business, high winds blow plane off runway

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SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — The storm system that impacted parts of West Michigan on Monday night led to at least two different emergency responses in the South Haven area.

According to South Haven Area Emergency Services, a single-engine airplane was blown off a runway while attempting to land at South Haven Area Regional Airport at around 9:38 p.m.  It is not clear how much damage was done to the aircraft, but fortunately, there were no injuries.

At 9:42 p.m., lightning struck Lakeshore Appliances, a business located at County Road 380 and Blue Star Highway in South Haven Township.  When crews arrived on the scene, heavy smoke and flames were showing.

While the business suffered extensive damage, there were no injuries.

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