An airline passenger captured the frightening moment when lighting struck a Delta plane on the tarmac of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.
It all had happened when passenger Jack Perkins was filming a line of planes on the tarmac while waiting for a ground hold to lift at the airport. At first he did not realize his perfect shot and only understood the reason for a ground hold moments later all when he looked back at the video.
The video above shows the exact second when lighting hits the plane, next to the tail, under heavy rain.
It's unclear if the 737 sustained any damage or was able to take off after lighting strike, but Perkins certainly was in the right place at the right time to capture this footage.
Thank God, there was no casualties.
Good pictures and a lucky cameraman
One of the basic build specification for any passenger plane of this size is that it be capable of taking a lightning hit. Many of them do take lightning hits in bad weather this may be a rare case which was photographed to prove the obvious. Air travel is of course safe more safer than road travel
Hope that everybody is safe. Very good photo
Peace On Earth
Nicely captured. Thank God, there was no casualties
Silly ppl...y'all believe it's true!
Another magimmic - Americans are used to such things.. analyze this.. how can a plane survive after lightning strikes. Need explanation if it actually does.
I don't believe this unlike y'all until all questions are answered.
candu with time
Lightening fury caught alive in camera !
Great Picture. Jerkins, You are also lucky that it did not hit the plane you are sitting in. Glad that there was no damage.
All planes are electrostatically shielded so no damage hopefully to anyone inside!
great shot taken by the jack perkins, wow what an amazing picture
This is any photographer's dream
A million dollar picture