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Date: 05/27/12 10:00 AM

12 Responses to Plane Lightning Strike Caught On Video

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 7:21 am
    Link: Plane Lightning Strike Caught On Video - A passenger just happened to be recording video out the window at the right moment.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 10:41 am
    Happens quite frequently from what I`ve heard.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    May 27, 2012 at 10:59 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 27, 2012 at 10:59 am
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    luke182 Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    @Gerry1of1 WIN!!!
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Quite common and usually causes no problems at all, pretty cool, but would still would poo a little bit though.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    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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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Not funny Gerry. That`s a scary episode.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    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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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 6:20 am was a gremlin with a cutting torch... i can see it.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2012 at 10:28 am
    Lighting striking planes is actually a fairly common occurrence.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 12:28 am
    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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