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Old 06-26-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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INCHEON, South Korea, June 25 (UPI) -- A GoPro video purportedly taken aboard a Korean Air flight from Singapore to South Korea shows the plane's wing apparently struck by lightning.

The video, credited to Myagmarsuren Ricci and posted to his YouTube account, shows a purported lightning strike on the left wing of flight KE-644 from Singapore to Incheon June 14.

Watch: Korea Air plane wing touched by lightning - UPI.com
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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OMG! And it still kept flying!

I don't think you're finding great news.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Planes get struck by lightning pretty often and it rarely does any damage. I saw a Boeing 737 that was struck on the nose by lightning, right on the radar antenna mount. there was a small hole in the radome, about 0.5mm and a small dark spot on the mount where it hit, about 0.3mm. No other damage to the aircraft was noted and the radar and all other electronics were unharmed.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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John,

I think you need to actually learn a bit about aviation before posting these kind of things as news. Planes get struck by lightning all the time. It rarely, if ever causes damage.

Lightning Strike — Tech Ops Forum | Airliners.net
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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I have been hit 3 times that I know of, and in another case that I didn't realize at the time in the F-16 it caused some scorching and a small melt in the left AOA probe. In one of the instances I knew of the radar went into a self-test mode and reset. It is, in a well-grounded and arrested aircraft, a non-event.
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Yeah, this is hardly news. This kind of stuff happens all the time and airplanes are built to withstand getting struck by lightning.

Its always fun flying through a weaker thunderstorm. Flying through a strong or severe thunderstorm is a very bad idea though.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Originally Posted by John1960 View Post
The real news in that article:

"The flight arrived in South Korea 7 minutes ahead of schedule."

No word on whether or not passengers' bags were delayed getting to the carousel...
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