The Wizz Air flight - WAZ 7092 - was on the climb when it was struck. (Image used for illustrative purposes.) Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Wizz Air on Friday confirmed that an Abu Dhabi-bound flight from Albania was struck by lightning. The flight (WAZ 7092) departed from Tirana, Albania, on May 9 to Abu Dhabi, the airline's base in UAE.

"Following a lightning strike during the climb, the pilot returned to Tirana to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew on board," said an airline spokesperson. The aircraft landed safely in Tirana. "The safety of our passengers and crew is our top priority at all times."