Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1561 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 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1528 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.