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Video: ‘What happens when a plane is struck by lightning?’

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Here’s an interesting video that describes what happens to a plane when it’s struck by lightning.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What do the pilots notice during a lightning strike according to Alex Passerini?
  2. What effects are there to a plane’s systems after a strike?
  3. How are planes designed to cope with lightning strikes?
  4. What objects on the tail and trailing edges help the lightning to exit the plane?
  5. What else do they help with?
  6. What visible damage can be left on a plane after a lightning strike?

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What Happens When Your Plane Is Struck By Lightning?

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