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article imageIncredible photo of lightning striking Air New Zealand jet

By Greta McClain     Nov 17, 2012 in Odd News
Brisbane - A passenger waiting to board her plane at the Brisbane International Airport had good timing, managing to take a photograph of her plane at the exact moment a lightning bolt struck the jet.
According to the Herald Sun, a massive storm rolled into the southeastern part of Queensland Australia on Saturday, causing flooding, wind damage and power outages in the city of Brisbane. Nearly 30,000 were left without power due to the storm, and several roadways were closed due to flooding.
The Australian reports there were more than 11,000 lightning strikes reported in the Brisbane area, with an additional 22,000 lightning strikes in areas southeast of the city.
A reddit user named "mongaloid" posted the picture, saying his mother had taken the photo as she was preparing to board the Air New Zealand passenger jet bound for Fiji.
Lightning strikes to planes are not unusual. A CNN report says every plane in the U.S. commercial fleet is struck by lightning about once per year.
Lightning strikes a plane at Brisbane International Airport
Lightning strikes a plane at Brisbane International Airport
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