Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
i imagine planes are pretty well protected, i heard somewhere that an airplane has on average one lightning strike per year. what exactly could happen and has anybody been in an airplane when it happens? must be increadably loud
Bigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
I was onboard a KLM743 that was struck by lightning while on finals into Dubai from Karachi a few years ago. It happened in the middle of the night--it seemed like the aircraft shut off for a fraction of a second--the captain came on the PA system and reassured us everything was good to go and we landed into DXB with no further complications--it was a frightening split second--but me being the airline freak i am actually enjoyed it.