WATCH: Lightning Hits Airplane With Barrage Of Bolts
PHOTO: Airplane leaving Iceland slammed with lightning bolts. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Severe Weather Europe)
Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place, unless you are this airplane.
Severe Weather Europe posted the following dramatic footage of an airplane being struck multiple times by lightning.
As we discovered, the remarkable event didn’t have any ill effect on the airplane that kept on chugging along like a true champion. The video is reportedly of flight WW404 that recently left Icelandd’s Kefalvik Airport. The post offers a hat tip to VF TV as well as Halldor Guomundsson for the astoundingly timely video.
View from the Wing has a bit more of a breakdown on Mother Nature very nearly sending this plane back in time like a flying DeLorean. According to its report, the plane was making its jolly way from Iceland to Paris when it was struck by lightning, something the report notes happens to every airplane about once a year.
As you can plainly see, this flight gets a couple years’ worth of blasts in the matter of a few captivating moments.
Airplanes are built to send such lightning on its merry way, which seems to have happened in this case: “The fuselage of a plane will conduct electricity and allow it to trasmit from the strike and generally out the tail.”
Back in March, TravelPulse’s Donald Wood recounted an American Airlines flight that had to divert to JFK after getting walloped by lightning. Last August, TravelPulse also reported on a Delta plane getting struck with a blot while on the tarmac, leading to this remarkable video.
Thankfully, many of these instances are nothing more than extreme weather curios and the airplanes in question escape relatively unharmed.
Still, this hardly makes videos of the instances any less mesmerizing.
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