UPDATED: 12:12 a.m. Yalies flying from Philadelphia to New Haven Friday had a rocky start to the semester.

US Airways Flight 4507 was hit by lightning, Newsday reported. The plane then made an emergency landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport, and passengers were bused to destinations in Connecticut. Yale students were dropped off on the corner of York and Elm Streets. At least half a dozen Yale students were on board.

“I saw a flash,” Brandon Rapp ’12 told Newsday.