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Terror at 2,000ft: Bolt of lightning strikes passenger plane mid-air in front of horrified onlookers

The Boeing 747 was struck by a lightning bolt as it left Moscow's International Airport

This is the terrifying moment a packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning .


The Boeing 747 had left Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport as rain lashed down from ominous grey skies just before nightfall on January 2.


Moments into the ascent for the two hour 20 minutes flight to Sochi, a powerful bolt of lightning ripped down from the sky - striking the plane's carriage at around 2,000ft.

 

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/terror-2000ft-bolt-lightning-strikes-9620041

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 COBO Member    3,829

Happens more often than most realize. Airliners have lightning arrestors built in for just this reason.

And not to nitpick the link. But that ain't no 747.

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Boeing 747 packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning

Boeing 747 packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning

The Boeing 747 had left Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport

The bolt hit moments after plane took off for two hour 20 minutes flight to Sochi 

Post-flight inspection found traces of destruction but it landed safely 

By Sarah Dean For Mailonline

Published: 05:29 EST, 14 January 2017 | Updated: 05:29 EST, 14 January 2017

This is the terrifying moment a packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning.

The Boeing 747 had left Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport as rain lashed down from ominous grey skies just before nightfall on January 2.

Moments into the ascent for the two hour 20 minutes flight to Sochi, a powerful bolt of lightning ripped down from the sky - striking the plane's carriage.

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http://newsnow.onlinenigeria.com/news/advt.php?blurb=585530 &t=Boeing 747 packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning

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29 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

Happens more often than most realize. Airliners have lightning arrestors built in for just this reason.

And not to nitpick the link. But that ain't no 747.

Airliners are always taking off in lightning storms...they aren't invincible...heck what do you think St. Elmo's Fire is?

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10 minutes ago, NowServingNumber52 said:

Boeing 747 packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning

Boeing 747 packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning

The Boeing 747 had left Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport

The bolt hit moments after plane took off for two hour 20 minutes flight to Sochi 

Post-flight inspection found traces of destruction but it landed safely 

By Sarah Dean For Mailonline

Published: 05:29 EST, 14 January 2017 | Updated: 05:29 EST, 14 January 2017

This is the terrifying moment a packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning.

The Boeing 747 had left Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport as rain lashed down from ominous grey skies just before nightfall on January 2.

Moments into the ascent for the two hour 20 minutes flight to Sochi, a powerful bolt of lightning ripped down from the sky - striking the plane's carriage.

Scroll down for video 


http://newsnow.onlinenigeria.com/news/advt.php?blurb=585530 &t=Boeing 747 packed passenger plane is struck in mid-air by a bolt of lightning

Ummm...a 747 has 4 engines. The plane shown in the OP video looks more like a 737 or Baby 'Bus.

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Just now, counterintelligence said:

Airliners are always taking off in lightning storms...they aren't invincible...heck what do you think St. Elmo's Fire is?

LOL! You're talking to someone who witnessed SE'sF form around the edges of the windscreen (front windows for the aviation-challenged). Then it formed into a ball, shot past the FE's head and rolled down the tube where it disappeared into what we call the Doppler well.

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