Nippon Airline Struck By Lighting In Osaka

Wow! Once in a lifetime for the crew, and photographer.

Entered the nose and exited the tail. Reckon what the peak voltage was??
Never mind the voltage, the peak current was phenominal , the voltage across the plane must have been low since the plane was acting as a conductor. If the plane was a bad conductor (high resistance) it would have melted the plane. The fact that the plane was able to conduct the current saved the day.
Spectacular shot of a Nippon Airline being struck by lightning in Osaka .
Amazing that the aircraft itself and the people and equipment inside can survive such a hit!

Even more amazing that there was someone to film it in real time!!

This is in normal time

This is in slow motion

This is a still photo just on initiation of the bolt.
Notice the ground and air bolt feeder strike at the same time.

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