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Airplane Hit By Lightning

Hits: 12693 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Travel | Added by: kitteh9lives
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PUDDING1961
Female, 40-49, Canada
 440 Posts
Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:10:47 PM
Garu said: PRAISE ALLAH! LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU!

Garu, slightly delicate sentence, but you made me chuckle there.


Garu
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 564 Posts
Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:03:59 PM
PRAISE ALLAH! LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU LU!

mahe4
Male, 18-29, Europe
 57 Posts
Saturday, May 14, 2011 10:58:45 AM
ooolllddd

Damngreens
Male, 18-29, Canada
 163 Posts
Saturday, May 14, 2011 12:07:22 AM
the plane actually acts as a transmitter for the lightning if u notice the lightning hits the tail and then travel to the bottom of the plane on the opposite side

mr_c_bowler
Male, 18-29, Canada
 307 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 9:57:56 PM
Planes are designed for that. When I was an aircraft maintenance apprentice i dealt with lightning strikes all the time. They mostly just melt a little piece of metal that its supposed to melt, then it goes else where

thehitcher
Male, 18-29, Western US
 237 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 9:55:44 PM
@JDplaysFF my thoughts exactly

PUDDING1961
Female, 40-49, Canada
 440 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 9:16:39 PM
Zapped in the sky...that was amazing!

JDplaysFF
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 588 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 8:32:50 PM
vvvv Urgh, quite a few people beat me to it.

JDplaysFF
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 588 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 8:30:31 PM
....

"...Graphic reminder of Man's powerlessness in the skies.."

"...Planes can handle it. No one was hurt, not even a scratch..."

Idiot.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11513 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 4:49:36 PM
Tangential question:

A car with the usual metal frame will protect people inside it in the same way, but what about cars made of lightweight materials, such as carbon fibre?

mts2457
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 540 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 3:55:18 PM
@beternal No, read this article

mts2457
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 540 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 3:53:51 PM
I was not aware that there are humans on this planet that do not know the concept of a Faraday cage

codyb357
Male, 18-29, Western US
 4 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 2:14:43 PM
Planes are built with a pass through electrical system. Basically, they have an "UP" wire, and a "DOWN" wire so the electricity goes around the skin of the plane to the ground.

MisterG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 628 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 2:13:35 PM
@beternal (And anyone who is interested.)
Read this article.

MisterG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 628 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 2:09:36 PM
Nothing new.
Happens all the time.

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2388 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 2:04:28 PM
19842011 - good point... I'm confused.

Does anyone know HOW these planes handle this?!

19842011
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 71 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 1:36:19 PM
so lightnings no problem but if i turn my phone on we all die?

canusuck
Male, 30-39, Canada
 694 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 12:11:59 PM
Happened to me landing in Chicago from Frankfurt, people started screaming like the engine had fallen off, pilot came over PA 20 seconds later to re-assure us-still scary as hell....after researching it apparently happens to 1 in a 1000 flights

Oscola
Male, 18-29, Europe
 353 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:52:11 AM
"A reminder of man's powerlessness in the skies."

Is it really?

We're flying: 1-0 to man
Get hit by lightening and nothing happens: 2-0 to man.

Smutleybutt
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 909 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:42:43 AM
Wow, would've scared the poo outta me.

RETARDEDBEAR
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 440 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:38:43 AM
Cool shot, but the fuselage of the plane is made from aluminum, which is highly conductive. Lightning will always take the path of least resistance, so it will flow through the hull and right out the other side. Additional measures are taken to protect sensitive electronics from lightning strikes. In other words... nothing to worry about, although I'm sure it is spooky for passengers.

aquaman1227
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 663 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:32:34 AM
"Another reminder of man's powerlessness in the skies...... thankfully though, planes can handle it"

A little contradictory aren't we? Its stupid statements that make people afraid to fly.

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:31:32 AM
@TheJigsaw- lol.

TheJigsaw
Male, 18-29, Europe
 43 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:18:52 AM
AMAZING! There wasn't even a scratch on the plane!

Everybody knows how bad electricity scratches!


Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24631 Posts
Friday, May 13, 2011 11:18:09 AM
Cool, but planes are designed for this

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