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.