Dramatic pictures show lighting bolt striking wing of passenger jet as it flies through thunderstorm

Lighting Bolt Strikes A Planes Wing
Lighting Bolt Strikes A Planes Wing
These shocking photos capture the moment lightning strikes the wing of an passenger jet as it flies through a thunderstorm.
It was captured by a passenger on board the Boeing 777 flight from Singapore to Seoul.
In the short clip, passenger Myagmarsuren Ricci films the view from the window as he flies through a raging storm.
Suddenly, a huge bolt of lightning hits the wing of the plane, sending massive sparks into the air.
However the bad weather does not appear to damage the plane as it passes through the storm cloud.
The flight even arrived in South Korea seven minutes ahead of schedule.
British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) spokesperson Captain Steven Draper told MailOnline Travel: “Lightning strikes do not affect the flying of an aeroplane, although when flying near or through thunderstorms, pilots might employ specific procedures.
Lighting Bolt Strikes A Planes Wing
Near miss: The lightning bolt sent sparks flying from the wing
“Pilots use the weather radar to avoid the worst areas of a storm.”
He added most of the time lightning strikes did not cause any damage to the aeroplane and needed no action apart from a reassuring message over the tannoy.
Lighting Bolt Strikes A Planes Wing
Undamaged: The plane suffered no harm and even landed ahead of schedule
Courtesy of mirror.co.uk

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