Whilst filming the entry of our commercial flight into a storm cell over the South China Sea, the aircraft was struck by lightning. This ‘minor’ event was over instantly and was harmless enough, but it certainly frightened many of those on board. The bang and vibration of the aircraft are muffled somewhat by my hand covering the phone mic. We’ve slowed the footage down for the replay that follows.

Lightning strikes on airframes are very common given the sheer number of flights in the air at any one time, each and every day of the year. Since modern planes are designed to withstand weather phenomena of this kind, the vast majority of such strikes are uneventful, if somewhat alarming for those on board.

Aereo colpito da un fulmine.
Avión alcanzado por un rayo.
طائرة ضربها البرق
বাজ দ্বারা তাড়িত বিমান.
Airplane goditur nga rrufeja.
Vliegtuig deur weerlig getref.
Hegazkina tximista jo.
Самалёт ўдарыла маланка.
Airplane udario grom.
Самолет удари гръм.
Avió assolit per un llamp.
Eroplano naigo sa kilat.
Ndege chidwi ndi mphezi.
飞机被闪电击中。
飛機被閃電擊中。
Zrakoplov je udario grom.
Letoun zasáhl blesk.
Airplane ramt af lynet.
Vliegtuig door de bliksem getroffen.
Lennuk tabada pikselöök.
Struck sa pamamagitan ng kidlat eroplano.
Lentokone iski salama.
Avion frappé par la foudre.
Avión alcanzado por un raio.
თვითმფრინავის გაოცებული lightning.
Flugzeug vom Blitz getroffen.
Αεροπλάνο χτυπήθηκε από κεραυνό.
વીજળી ગઇ વિમાન.
Avyon frape pa zèklè.
Jirgin sama buga da walƙiya.
מטוס נפגע מברק.
बिजली द्वारा मारा हवाई जहाज।
Dav hlau ntaus los ntawm xob laim.
Airplane villámcsapás.
Airplane laust eldingu.
Ụgbọelu gburu site àmụmà.
Pesawat disambar petir.
Eitleán bhuail tintreach.
雷に打た飛行機。
Pesawat disabetake dening bledhek.
ಸಿಡಿಲಿನ ಏರೋಪ್ಲೇನ್.
Найзағай таң Ұшақ.
យន្តហោះវាយប្រហារដោយរន្ទះ។
번개로 비행기.
Lidmašīna iespēris zibens.
Lėktuvas smogė žaibas.
Авион погоден од гром.
Fiaramanidina namely ny tselatra.
Kapal terbang disambar petir.
മിന്നൽ വന്നുഭവിക്കുന്നതാണ് യാത്രികരെ.
Ajruplan jintlaqat mis-sajjetti.
Manureva i patua e te uira.
विद्युल्लता करून मारले विमान.
လျှပ်စစ်ပြက်စေခြင်းဖြင့်ဒဏ်ခတ်လေယာဉ်ပျံ။
बिजुली द्वारा मारा हवाइजहाज।
Airplane truffet av lynet.
هواپیما اصابت رعد و برق
Samolot uderzył piorun.
Avião atingido por um raio.
ਬਿਜਲੀ ਕੇ ਮਾਰਿਆ ਜਹਾਜ਼.
Avion lovit de fulger.
Самолет ударила молния.
Авион ударио гром.
Sefofane khahloa ke lehalima.
අකුණු සැර වැදී ගුවන් යානයක්.
Lietadlo zasiahol blesk.
Letalo zadela strela.
Diyaaradeed ku dhuftay by Hillaac leh.
Pesawat struck ku kilat.
Ndege akampiga kwa umeme.
Flygplan träffades av blixten.
Тайёра зада бо барқ.
மின்னல் தாக்கி விமானம்.
పిడుగుపాటుకు విమానం.
เครื่องบินฟ้าผ่า
Yıldırım çarptı Uçak.
Літак вдарила блискавка.
بجلی کی طرف سے مارا ایئرپلین.
Yashin urdi Airplane.
Máy bay bị sét đánh.
Awyren taro gan fellten.
אַירפּלאַנע געשלאגן דורך בליץ
Ofurufu lù nipasẹ monomono.
Airplane ehlaselwa ngumbani.

7 COMMENTS

  1. It can't have hit because it would have not been earth to the ground when lightning strikes something it has to be touching the ground

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