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Lightning Strike 747 (video)  
User currently offlineFAEDC3 From Ecuador, joined Jun 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11979 times:

Hi, this is my first posting, so be gentle please... I have been reading the posts on the forum for about 3 years and finally registered.
I´ve found this video and even though I look it up on the database I couldn't find anything related, sorry if it has been posted before. It looked pretty amazing to me, I travel fairly often and have been struck once, which is not a pleasant experience at all. Hope you like it.

http://www.dailymotion.com/related/2...ideo/x1zgq3_boeing-747-folgorato/1


Regards,

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User currently offlineAirbuske From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11957 times:

That's scary!! Thank God there were no passengers in the a/c.

And welcome to A.net  Smile


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11913 times:

I think this is quite common right? But my question is, did they noticed that from the inside? It is dangerous? Can someting in the plane be broken by this? Procedure at that moment?
Thanks



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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5400 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11865 times:

Sometimes it's noticed, sometimes not. Damage is usually restricted to burns on the surface, especially at fasterners, but sometimes you get serious damage (disbond and burning) to flight contol trailing edges.


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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11702 times:

Wow, scary/neat video. Thanks for sharing. I wonder why that guy was filming in a lighting storm, hopefully they were inside.

And welcome to A.net!



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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11682 times:

I've been in two A/C that were struck by lightning -- once was a DL flight from MIA to LGA (757 I think) and once was CX HKG - JNB (744).

On the DL flight, there was a loud bang in the cabin, and the plane glowed blue for a moment ... I don't remember hearing anything on the CX flight, although there was the blue glow.



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User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11645 times:

Scariest flight moment i've ever had; HA43 on Feb 21 this year heading out of SJC to HNL. There was only dense cloud on takeoff no thunder or lightning. 20 seconds after takeoff, were about to start climbing, engines reved and we started to ascend, when BANG!!!!!!!! And there was a tremendous flash of light outside the plane. And the engines were throttled back immediately (we flew level for a while) First thing I did was to look back at the engines through the windows (I was in 16H), both were still there. I honestly thought there may have been some kind of contained engine failure.

In any event Hawaiian almost needed to purchase new upholstery in that seat - I fly a lot and that certainly freaked me out!!!



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User currently offlinePr1268 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11540 times:

This post reminds me of the John Lithgow segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie where he freaks out on board a 707 flying through a thunderstorm. Lightning takes out an engine but he's convinced wingwalking gremlins are to blame...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't William Shatner play this very role in the original television series? My personal impression is that this video segment would scare anyone away from flying ever again!  Wink



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User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11296 times:

Wasn't there a 707 bought down by a lightning strike in the 60's?





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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2530 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11108 times:
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Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 8):
Wasn't there a 707 bought down by a lightning strike in the 60's?

December 8, 1963, On a flight from SJU to PHL,and after a stop at BWI, PA 707-121 N709PA crashed (Elkton,MD) after lightning strike caused air-fuel explosion in a fuel tank. This particular aircraft had been delivered WITHOUT static-discharge wicks. Was quite the "bruhaha" over this little detail, and much research was done on fuel-tank venting, etc. Also brought (more) attention to the use of the particularly volatile JP-4 jet fuel in commercial jetliners.

Of note this was the aircraft that had the honor of inaugurating the first ever commercial jetliner service in the United States while on lease to NA, IDL-MIA December 10, 1958.



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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3624 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10781 times:

There was a 747 being delivered to the Iranian Air Force that may have been brought down by lightning as well - cause was never conclusively determined (lightning was not the leading theory, but it is a theory), but the plane did break up in mid-air after being struck by lightning. The accident report leans on suggesting this was coincidence.

What I'm wondering is if a plane gets struck on takeoff like this, is it SOP for it to return to the airport? Or do the pilots just keep going if everything seems to be working?

And what about if a plane gets hit at cruise? Land at the nearest airport for checks or continue on?



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User currently offlinePhishphan70 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10660 times:

most lightning strikes don't cause dammage because lightning wants to ground itself. sure if it is going past a huge metal object, it may pass through, but without the electricity grounding itself, it's hard for it to release any of its energy.

now with that being said, one of the first flying stories my dad ever told me about was when he was flying an AA DC-10 in the 70's when the plane was struck by lightnight, and he said there was a bolt that shot all the way down the isle and traveled into the cockpit. he said he was diverted, and subsequently missed an interview that afternoon.
any way you slice it, lightning is one of those things that nature created and i for one hope i never have a run in with any... wink 


User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10640 times:

I'd say that at cruise an airplane would not be struck by lightning since it is above the clouds.

User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3624 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10611 times:

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 12):
I'd say that at cruise an airplane would not be struck by lightning since it is above the clouds.

Cumulonimbus clouds can reach 75,000 feet. I'm sure all of us have been in airplanes inside clouds at cruise. Some of us have probably even flown around or even through thunderstorms at cruise.

Here are some photos showing high-altitude lightning:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/Darwin_storms.jpg
http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/SkyPix/crawlers.htm
http://www.weatherpix.com/g2/v/Lightning/Lightning.jpg.html
http://www.stormeffects.com/images/52702%20Crosby%20CtyShCg2%20!.jpg

Not all lightning is ground-to-ground or even cloud-to-cloud either - some lightning shoots up out of the tops of clouds:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/science...ow/3214/images/02-vari-bluejet.jpg

I wonder if an airliner has ever been hit by blue jet lightning.

[Edited 2007-07-03 18:21:55]


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User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10556 times:

Quoting FAEDC3 (Thread starter):
Hi, this is my first posting, so be gentle please...

Welcome to the forums !!! You´ll never regret having fainally decided to take the plunge !!!

If you like airplanes... You´ll love the Net !!!

Best regards

P.S. Great video of that ANA 742 taking some of nature´s hazards.



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User currently offlinePplsxprs75 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10332 times:

Yikes!!! What an amazing video! Thanks so much for sharing.

I am new here too, so far I don't think anyone here bites  Smile


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17028 posts, RR: 67
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10288 times:

Quoting Pr1268 (Reply 7):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't William Shatner play this very role in the original television series?

Indeed he did. Very scary stuff.



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User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10198 times:

Amazing and yet scary video!!

On a side note

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 9):
Of note this was the aircraft that had the honor of inaugurating the first ever commercial jetliner service in the United States while on lease to NA, IDL-MIA December 10, 1958.

It seems PA had bad luck with their "premiere" airplanes, if I remember correctly the 747 lost in Teneriffe was also their first 747.

Quoting Pplsxprs75 (Reply 15):
I am new here too, so far I don't think anyone here bites

Yeah, same here.  Wink

But anyways, welcome to A.net, Pplsxprs75 and FAEDC3!!!


User currently offlinePiaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9783 times:

that is freakin scary, nice video, i got chills watching it

User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9370 times:

We were stacking over Toronto after the Gatwick flight on Air Transat when we saw the odd flash of lightening around us, nothing serious though. Suddenly there was a really loud bang and for a second i thought that an engine had exploded or something, there was no flash though, i assumed this was a lightening strike and in fact, had there been a flash it would have put us at ease quicker because we would have been able to relate the bang to something rather than wondering what happened. We were on the tarmac within about 10 minutes and having no announcement from the crew i guessed it was a run of the mill strike.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9324 times:

Wow that's one impressive thing !

Is this video real by the way?

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...es/video/x2j52_west-coast-airlines

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User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9268 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 20):
Is this video real by the way?

been on a.net loads of times....its an advert

[Edited 2007-07-03 22:05:16]


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User currently offlineCorsair1107 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9096 times:

When I was a kid I was flying MCO to BWI on a US 727 through a nasty thunderstorm. I remember both rows of windows suddenly flaring bright white and an almost instant thunderclap. Scared me out of my seat.


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User currently offlineCodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8857 times:

Welcome to A.net!

I remember last year, I was on AA436 (B772), from DFW-MIA, we got struck by lightning in or descent. We also had a few windshears. Also, the lights flickered and we had the blue-white light. It was so scary! Tail was N775AN.


User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7511 times:
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Welcome to A.net. Congratulations on making your first post. I'm sure some of you have been reading about the GSM flight from JFK-NOC has bee delayed "indefinately" since last Thursday due to the B757 being struck by lightening while it was landing at JFK on the inbound leg of the journey.


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25 FlyLKU : I thought I had read somewhere like AOPA that there are around 2000 lightening strikes per year in the U.S. That sounds very high to me but I am guess
26 D L X : I was on a flight from BOS-IAD in college for spring break. I had been in the lab for practically a week straight, so I was very tired when I got on t
27 Post contains images EZEIZA : Hola and welcome! Impresive video here, thanx for sharing! btw, did the aircraft go in this case or did they turn around and landed? saludos
28 Brenintw : The DL flight I was on, we were struck by lightning on take-off from MIA. The flight continued to LGA.
29 Post contains links UAL747 : Here's a video of a DL 737-800 being struck by lightening from the inside of the cabin. http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra...Air_Lines_Aviation_Vide
30 ComairGuyCVG : A completely shocking experience indeed.
31 FlyIGuy : I remember I was on a flight from DFW to HNL on a L-1011. I was sitting over the wing on the FO's side and we had just taken off and I saw a bolt of l
32 Post contains links Aviateur : Here we go again with lightning. I did an article partly on the subject here... The truth about lightning and airplanes... http://www.salon.com/tech/c
33 Leothedog : Yeah? I've been a member here for a few years, and was hanging around for a few years before that. I've never seen this video before. FEADC3, welcome
34 Post contains images Pdxcof9 : When I worked for CO in PDX our EWR flight was canceled one night because it came it damaged. The #1 engine side winglet had a 3 inch wide hole in it
35 KhelmDTW : I heard something about this on the Discovery Channel. Something they call super lightning. its something like a million more times powerful, and was
36 Skyweasy82 : CRJ's are notorius for winglet and stab tip damage from lightning strikes. I have seen 6 inches of the winglet blown off. There is a mod out to correc
37 Post contains links Gatorman96 : It is a fake and has been discussed many times on Anet... RE: Interesting Landings (video) (by Beertrucker Oct 7 2006 in Civil Aviation) Very cool vi
38 Fr8mech : Incorrect. Lightning strikes almost always cause some damage. Sometimes it's just an entry burn and exit burn. Sometimes you get what's called 'pecke
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