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Video of MD-80 Lightning Strike

Great lightning strike video taken by a window passenger in an MD-80 leaving Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Lightning appears to have initially attached to the right wing and nose. As the aircraft moves forward the lightning channel on the wing moves towards the tail. The lightning attachment to the nose sweeps aft and under the right wing, causing the aircraft to bounce. Take a look a the video and the still images.

MD-80 strike to wing, Dallas 01

Initial Lightning Attachment to Wing

MD-80 strike to wing, Dallas 02

Lightning Attachment to Wing Sweeping Aft

MD-80 strike to wing, Dallas 03

Lightning Attachment to Nose Sweeping Aft

MD-80 strike to wing, Dallas 04

Lightning Channel Sweeping Aft Under Wing