Passenger captures lightening strike on Delta aircraft

A passenger waiting to board his flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport captured a video of a bolt of lightening hitting a Delta Airlines aircraft as it waited during a ‘ground hold’ at the airport as a result of a torrential downpour on 18 August. Unaffected by the lightening strike the aircraft later took off and reached […]


Delta Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport lightening strike


A passenger waiting to board his flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport captured a video of a bolt of lightening hitting a Delta Airlines aircraft as it waited during a ‘ground hold’ at the airport as a result of a torrential downpour on 18 August.

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Unaffected by the lightening strike the aircraft later took off and reached its destination of Las Vegas without incident. A Delta spokesman said in a statement that: “Fuselage structure and industrial-grade insulation acts as a super-conductive lightning rod that rechannels lightning around and away from customers and crew and out into the ground via the landing gear.”