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(Video)- Lightning strikes Delta aircraft at Atlanta AirportWhile filming the line of planes all stacked up during a ground hold in Atlanta on 8/18/15 I happened to capture this direct lightning strike on a 737. (m.ajc.com) More...
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This was a pretty awesome video, but one of the commentary that I just saw, says that the plane landed safely in Las Vegas. Why did they even take off? I know that aircraft are designed to take strikes, but wouldn't you want to have the aircraft checked out after a strike? It looks like there was a small fire on the mains during the strike. Would the pilots even know they got hit?
I believe the earth shattering bang, the pfd and lights flickering,the plane shaking and other pilots sitting right next to them would have alerted them that they got hit.
Look at the Arc off the landing gear, wondering if it fried some break sensors? Or are they designed to take it?
According to Delta, they are designed to take it exactly that way... http://news.delta.com/statement-lightning-strike-video
Damn auto correct on spelling. It is BRAKES not not BREAKS!
The video, according to YouTube, was shot by a man who identified himself as Jack Perkins.