A terrific new photo of the destructive nature of lightning appeared on the www.airlinepilotforums.com blog. The photo, seen below, shows a CRJ nose radome shattered from a lightning strike. Click on the photo for a larger image.
The CRJ radome uses standard segmented diverters. This radome likely had standard segmented diverters with the segments connected together with a resistance material. Researcher Frank Drumm described the difficulty that these type diverters have in protecting radomes in a couple lightning conference papers in 1995.
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