Aviation Photo #0989796 McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (DC-9-82) - American Airlines

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Ship 529 waits for the ramp to reopen after the lightening subsides. This was a spectacular storm and I only went out to shoot pictures after about 30 minutes of nearly continuous lightening. Really a treat to watch, but not very conducive to a smooth operation. If anyone wonders why the ramp closes when lightening is in the area this should be explanation enough. This strike was just outside the perimeter fence but this storm produced hundreds of strikes within the fence, according to the detector equip.
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    Joe Statz
    American Airlines
    McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (DC-9-82)
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas
    49921
    1752
    N70529
    Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional)
    Texas
    USA
    September 28, 2005
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