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Huge Lightning Bolt Strikes Plane In Mid-Air

Hits: 25586 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Science | Added by: Tyronics
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doug1963aaa
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 347 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:13:56 PM
@Shokz--Gamma radiation from a lightning bolt?

Nonsense!

Shokz
Male, 18-29, Europe
 117 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:28:36 PM
Sure they're built for it, but when struck by lightning even like that you can be exposed to pretty high levels of gamma radiation which isn't exactly all that good for you :/

Pyrosisflame
Male, 18-29, Europe
 590 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:58:15 PM
chuck norris was on the plane, he woulda flown himself but he cant get any air to go under his arms. every time he does he knocks it out =/

tvhargon
Male, 18-29, Europe
 71 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:50:30 PM
That cloud didn't strike the plane, the plane struck the cloud with lightening. That's one bad ass plane.

Tonyjet
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3430 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:31:07 PM
yeah planes are built for that, and have you ever been in a car struck by a lightning bolt?? yeah nothing happens either

duffytoler
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 5220 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:23:01 PM
I'm never getting on a plane again.

Skythe
Male, 18-29, Western US
 963 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:20:53 PM
Another one escapes the wrath of Zeus.

trudenter
Male, 18-29, Canada
 70 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 3:16:07 PM
"NO... it is not a faraday cage, the paint is conductive, then there is a discharge rod out the back. Planes are 100% safe from lightning strikes."

that put a smile on my face:)

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:45:24 PM
airplanes are designed to handle lightning and static buildup... It would take a monster of a lighting bolt for anyone to notice the plane was struck.


More like planes are immune to lightning entirely.

K3vin
Male, 18-29, Canada
 487 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:15:56 PM
"that was pretty sick, im glad it nothing happened though"

airplanes are designed to handle lightning and static buildup... It would take a monster of a lighting bolt for anyone to notice the plane was struck.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24493 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:15:45 PM
Wow, thats insane!

Spider_sol
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1454 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:09:59 PM
So as mcfudge just said: It's not faraday's cage, it's 'insert exactly what faraday's cage is'

mcfudge
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 539 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:00:28 PM
NO... it is not a faraday cage, the paint is conductive, then there is a discharge rod out the back. Planes are 100% safe from lightning strikes.

cobrakiller
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6935 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:40:25 PM
that was pretty sick, im glad it nothing happened though.

RyanHake
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2698 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:13:29 PM
Awesome

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:09:52 PM
That is why you have to keep your cellphone turned off

mac_n_cheese
Male, 13-17, Europe
 148 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:03:58 PM
actually, mrtwidget, there's a much simpler explanation to this...its called a Faraday's cage
the lightening will only travel AROUND the surface of the aeroplane

kribbe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2000 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:55:50 PM
why where they filming planes?

fiizok
Male, 40-49, Western US
 590 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:36:00 PM
MrTwidget is right. These things are designed to withstand lightning strikes.

yumyum1
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 130 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:31:20 PM
that one bolt was from the God of the Airline Unions..dont mess with his children!!

sirrix
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 209 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:11:44 PM
@Dante: With or without wings, electricity takes the path of least resistance. So if you could perch yourself on top of an electrical wire like a bird, the electricity would not enter your body because (a) you're not grounded and (b) there is less resistance for it to keep going through the wire. A similar principle applies with planes, where the conductive exterior of the plane is the path of least resistance, so none of the internal components or passengers are exposed to any electrical current. The worst thing that could happen is, as someone else said, a momentary disruption in lighting or instruments which is probably caused by the magnetism associated with such a high-voltage event. I thought birds on wires was 4th grade science class...

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16909 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:01:28 PM
MrTwidget: There have been a few jet engine flame outs as well as circuit breaker issues, But usually nothing major. I believe the most damage ever done ,From lightning to a plane, Was while the plane was still on the tarmac.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10227 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:56:45 AM
@vilem
indeed

rockcabbage
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 394 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:56:23 AM
All planes get struck by lightning several times a year, it may of had even happened to you and you may not of had even noticed!

Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2274 Posts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:48:45 AM
I automatically thought of this. xD

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