Lightning Striking Plane – Caught on Camera

A man was recording with his cellphone when lightning struck a Delta Airlines plane while it sat on the runway. The aircraft was awaiting clearance for take-off.

YouTube user Jack Perkins wasn’t able to board his flight Tuesday because of horrible weather moving through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport area. His intention was to share footage of the weather with his wife. While waiting and and recording, Jack captured a direct lightning strike on a 737!

As incredible as the footage is, Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant said that “aircraft design allows lightning bolts to be safely directed. Fuselage structure and industrial-grade insulation acts as a super-conductive lightning rod that re-channels lightning around and away from customers and crew and out into the ground via the landing gear.”

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