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Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:44 am

Although this may take some time to load I think you guys will like it.


Iain
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:51 am

Saw it first on Airliner World Oct 2000.
Is that where you got this one from Iain?
(I made sure I get your name right this time).
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:56 am

No not from there, it is from another site.
Iain
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 4:05 am

Did anything critical happen to the airplane? (e.g. emergency landing)

 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 4:18 am

Iain, I just found out by accident that what you posted is not just a pic, it is a video too !
Very dramatic.
 
philb
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 6:06 am

A perfect example of physics in action! The airframe forms a cage and the lightning passes through and continues to earth.

Whilst frightening (and often VERY loud), strikes on aircraft, although they can knock out some electrical equipment and leave some surface damage are rarely truly dangerous.

The odd case of an aircraft crashing as a direct result of a strike e.g. Pan American 707 at Elkton, Maryland, is normally due to leaking fuel.

Much more worrying than lightning are the windshears and microbursts associated with the storms which produce phenomena like this and there are very cogent arguments for not taking off and landing in such conditions.
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 6:09 am

WOW! That is totally awesome! It would be so scary to be on a plane that got struck by lightning...I would be freaking out...I bet everyone elce would be too! I wonder why that person was sitting outside in a lightning show taping the sky...very cool.
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:06 pm

I thought it was a great video! But I wonder if anyone on board (except the pilots) really knows what is going on.
Iain
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:15 pm

ANA IFE?  
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:11 pm

Fly what does that mean?
Iain
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Tue Oct 03, 2000 9:48 pm

All Nippon Ailines In Flight Entertainment

paNMan
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 1:18 am

what kind of electrical equipment or systems would be knocked out by a lightning strike?
 
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What Aircraft Was It?

Wed Oct 04, 2000 2:21 am

What aircraft was it?
 
philb
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 2:31 am

Surf,

It depends. I've certainly heard pilots report weather radar gone; there are radio blackouts (normally temporary) but there has been concern about glass cockpits being very prone to being knocked out.

I can't recall any reports of this and all glass cockpits carry basic analogue primary instruments anyway.
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 2:39 am

And they say lightning doesn't strike twice.

Wasn't this pic. posted recently, or is that ANA 74 just very unlucky?

For the record, lightning did bring down an Iranian AF 747 over France in the 70's, but only because fuel ignited and blew the wing off...sounds familiar.
L1011 - P F M
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 3:55 am

I was on a NW DC-10 that was struck by lighting shortly after take off. This incident occurred a few days after Fourth of July of 95. The plane left Seattle just before evening in light rain. We flew though clouds for a long period of time. There was a small amount of turbulence, which was rather relaxing. People were starting to dose off, when all of a sudden the cabin filled with blue light and loud sound of thunder. The plane immediately dropped a little, just enough to loss your stomach. That's when all of the women, children, and some men started screaming. My mother woke up and grabbed my arm. The captain came on the radio several minutes later to explain what had happened and that we were able to continue to Minneapolis.

What's even stranger, an American West 320 that my wife and I were to fly on from SEA to LAS had been struck by lighting before landing at SEA. They cancelled the flight, and we ended up flying CO back to ATL.
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 5:08 am

Shankly, it was near Madrid, Spain, not France.

Was lightning finally implicated in this? I remember weather was a factor.

 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 7:46 am

Nice video of the Faraday cage in action....
 
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RE: Being Struck By Lightening.....

Wed Oct 04, 2000 11:28 am

A JAS A300 I was flying in from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori was struck by lightning. As far as I know, there was no damage of any kind. We heard a loud crack, and just kept on flying. At first I thought the engine had exploded, but the pilot later came over the PA to explain that it was just lightning. Unlike the NW story above, there was ABSOLUTELY no reaction from the passengers. Why? Because Japanese people are EXTREMELY calm. (Many of them also carry on with their business during earthquakes). Being an American, it was kind of a surreal experience.

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