Electrifying: The terrifying moment a jet was struck by lightning on approach to HeathrowBy Simon Neville
www.dailymail.co.uk12th May 2011
It was an awesome example of nature’s power on a stormy night in London.
As this flight came into Heathrow, a jagged bolt of lightning smashed into the roof, right above the pilots’ heads.
The powerful jolt of electricity passed right through the body of the Airbus A380 before shooting out to continue its journey to the ground.
Amazingly, the Emirates service from Dubai landed safely minutes later, with not even a scratch and its 500 passengers and crew unscathed.
This incredible image was captured on a Saturday night last month by photographer Chris Dawson in south-west London.
‘I saw the storm clouds gathering and I thought the conditions would be perfect for a lightning strike,’ he said.
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