After seeing the skeptical reception of our article regarding what happens to the aircraft when it is struck by lightning, I was waiting for an opportunity to prove my point until now. It wasn’t difficult to find it since there are countless thunderstorms throughout the world especially Europe and it was only a matter of time somebody caught it on video.
Jack Perkins, an average traveler in a sensational video shows an aircraft on the ground being struck by a massive lightning bolt. See for yourself!
Yes, a bolt that big would destroy a medium-sized building without a lightning conductor. After the lightning has struck the plane, it seems that the lightning has left some mark on the aircraft. Although it appears that the aircraft had faced some kind of damage, it isn’t the case. The tower confirmed it for launch, and it was in the air before long.
The crew and the passengers probably felt nothing as the aircraft’s body has been designed to conduct the current and not get affected by it at all. So now do you believe the amazing engineering behind the huge aircrafts actually works? Let us know in your comments!