Plane Lightning Strike Caught On Video

Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 4 years ago in Misc

A passenger just happened to be recording video out the window at the right moment.
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Male 2,988
and?.... how is this of any importance? happens all the time. i used to work in aerospace defense and it really isn`t as big of a threat as people seem to think it is.
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Male 3,909
Lighting striking planes is actually a fairly common occurrence.
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Male 554
..it was a gremlin with a cutting torch... i can see it.
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Male 2,675
I test aerospace parts for a living - yeah, it`s very common and industry standards that we test every single piece for reliability and lack of degradation from such events. What`s more common (almost constant) is the amount of static charge the plane itself builds up moving through the air.
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Male 5,413
Not funny Gerry. That`s a scary episode.
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Male 1,249
Seen it in person, took almost 5 mins for the pilot to come on and say everything was fine. Long 5 mins
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Male 1,243
Quite common and usually causes no problems at all, pretty cool, but would still would poo a little bit though.
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Male 413
@Gerry1of1 WIN!!!
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Male 878
I`ve seen that too and I don`t think the pilot considered it lightning but a static discharge caused by moving through moist air. I know it seems like it would be the same thing to us, but I suppose saying its just an atmospheric anomaly causes less panic than saying "Oh my God, we`ve been struck by lightning!"
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Male 17,512
Happens quite frequently from what I`ve heard.
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Male 6,227
Link: Plane Lightning Strike Caught On Video [Rate Link] - A passenger just happened to be recording video out the window at the right moment.
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