Friday, May 13, 2011

Plane Pummelled By Electrical Storm

July 12, 2011

An Emirates A380 double decker jumbo jet carrying 500 passengers was struck repeatedly by lightning as it approached London's Heathrow Airport. An amateur photographer took the video that appears below. The plane landed safely.

Airline officials say several such lightning strikes occur annually and virtually none cause any real danger to the aircraft as the metal skins of the planes serve as conductors.

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