plane struck by lightening in mid flight

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  1. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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  2. GZero

    GZero No fear no sound!

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    I'm told this is actually quite common and well within the safely margins for Jumbos.


    You're not grounded so the damage is going to be minimal, just hope the fuel tanks don't go.
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    apparently so! still though, looks epic... although i was hoping for a mahoosive explosion and shit!
     
  4. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Thats it, the statistics are really high for Planes getting struck by lightning, they say its safe as houses, but I say its one of many other factors that contribute to me being shit scared of flying.

    Being on Peyote on the flight back from Amsterdam in a force 5 gale/lightning/thunderstorm was probably one of the worst experiences of my life.
     
  5. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    o_O
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    why are you so scared of dying is what i want to know
     
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    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    I ain't scared of dying.

    I'm just scared of dying by falling 1000's of feet from the sky, or burning, or drowning, or any combination of the above usually accompanied by family/friends, having a good time, then suddenly hell is unleashed on you...

    Airplanes are fucked up, they just freak me out.
     
  8. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    that looks sick.
    the guy filming sounded so unamazed!lol
     
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    d.o.b I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    How is Peyote compared to acid? allways wanted to try it someday
     
  10. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    ^^^^

    Completely different.
     
  11. Naib

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    Planes have aluminium shells so its not that bad really (iirc internal electronics have protection from induced voltages).

    These new fucking airfix aircraft (A350, B787 ...) which are made out of carbon fibre tho... scare me