Plane Struck By Lightning

Watch the following footage of an airplane struck by bolts of lightning from all sides just before it landed at Heathrow airport, London.

Plane Struck By Lightning Bolts

Thanks to the modern airplane lightning protector design, all passengers on-board were unharmed.

The Guinness Book of World Records (2005) registered the crash of Pan Am Flight 214 on on 8 December 1963 as the Worst Lightning Strike Death Toll. At 8:58 PM, the Boeing 707 aircraft, flying from Baltimore to Philadelphia, was hit by lightning. The strike ignited fuel vapors in the reserve tank, causing an explosion that blew apart the outer portion of the jetliner’s port wing. Eventually, the plane crashed near Elkton, Maryland and all 81 people on board were killed.


Video courtesy of photographer Chris Dawson.

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