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Italy team's plane hit by lightning

FLORENCE, ITALY - MARCH 19:  Mario Balotelli (R) during an Italy training session at Coverciano on March 19, 2013 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

FLORENCE, ITALY – MARCH 19: Mario Balotelli (R) during an Italy training session at Coverciano on March 19, 2013 in Florence, Italy. (Getty Images)

Rome, March 21 (IANS): Italy’s national football team survived a scare when its plane was hit by lightning Thursday.

A bolt of lightning struck when the plane was landing at Geneva airport. Fortunately there were no injuries nor serious damage to the plane, which was able to land safely, but the passengers were clearly shaken by the incident.

Italy will take on Brazil in a friendly in Geneva Thursday night.

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