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Aircraft Struck in Flight

This new video shows the hazards of flying near thunderstorms. As the twin engine jet seems to be on approach to landing, lightning strikes the top of the fuselage and one of the main landing gear. Strikes like these are pretty common; lightning strikes to aircraft occur often during take-offs and landings. These type of strikes have prompted the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to push the FAA air traffic controllers to provide more detailed information on weather fronts to the pilots. Air traffic controllers can have up-to-date knowledge of lightning strikes in the area and can redirect pilots away from likely lightning locations. This effort could significantly reduce the amount of damage to aircraft due to lightning.

See the video below:

Lightning Strikes Aircraft

Lightning Strikes Aircraft