13 May '11, 6am

Plane hit by lightning caught on video | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News

A man was lucky enough to capture this footage of two bolts of lightning striking an airplane minutes before it landed at Heathrow airport . All five hundred passengers on-board the Emirates Airbus A380 escaped unharmed after two powerful lightning bolts hit the aircraft in a thunderstorm . During the four-second-long video, the powerful lightning strikes can be seen touching the body of the aircraft from all sides. The awesome moment was captured by photographer Chris Dawson in south west London over the warm Easter weekend last month. The plane was left completely intact following the incident. "I saw the storm clouds gathering and I thought the conditions would be perfect for a lightning strike ," he told the Daily Mail. According to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), if airplanes are not adequately protected from lightning strikes — extremely high voltages and curr...

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