Lightning struck a Hawaiian Airlines plane flying from Honolulu to Hilo on Friday.

Hawaiian spokesman Keoni Wagner says no one was injured but the lightning caused some superficial damage to the plane.

Wagner says about 100 passengers were on board Flight 102 when the bolt hit. The plane landed at 6:28 a.m., about 15 minutes late.

Hawaiian flew the plane back to Honolulu without any passengers on board. The airline wanted to give the plane a thorough safety check before customers used it again.

Almost 100 people scheduled fly to Honolulu on the aircraft boarded later flights.

Wagner says it's unusual for lightning to strike a plane but it happens from time to time in bad weather.