"The aircraft returned for precautionary reasons, to undergo checks," said Christos Kyriakides, the airline's director.
Lightning struck the right engine of the Airbus 319 jet as it flew over Paphos, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Larnaca, the Cyprus News Agency said.
The plane touched down around 10.15 a.m. (0715 GMT), 45 minutes after taking off.
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The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said