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Queensland's Premier Flight Struck By Lightning  
User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2300 times:

While the Premier of Queensland was inspecting flood-affected areas, plane in which she and the man tasked with the relief effort were flying was struck by lightning.

Non one was injured but there was some damage to the aircraft. According to the report,

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Two static wicks on both wings were destroyed, but the engines and navigation equipment continued to work and the plane landed without incident at Brisbane airport around 2:30pm.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...1/01/09/3109186.htm?section=justin

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User currently offlineflykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Think about how many other aircraft flying today were struck by lightning. Why did we hear about this one? Who would have reported it to the press? Probably someone from the Premier's office in order to create some favourable publicity - ie...to the ill-informed public it seemed like she risked her life visiting flood stricken areas. Sounds like a bit of publicity grab to be in times of upcoming elections....


One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time
User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Quoting flykal (Reply 1):
Why did we hear about this one?

Because an important person was on the flight? It's news regardless of your opinion on it... No sensationalism, just reporting news.


User currently offlineThunderB From Australia, joined Oct 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

I agree with 413X3, just reporting the facts involving a high profile person.

[Edited 2011-01-10 00:24:17]

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