Struck By Lightning
Our flight back home yesterday was struck by lightning! I’ve heard it happening before but it’s the first time that I’ve ever experienced it. Luckily, no one was hurt and the aircraft wasn’t damaged.
It happened while we were flying through a really bad storm. So bad that I actually got air born for a few seconds. I immediately strapped myself into my jumpseat but even then, the bottom of my seat kept lifting up as the plane bounced it’s way through the storm clouds. It felt like I was on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland!
The lightning first hit right near the Captain’s feet and then traveled it’s way down the sides of the aircraft. The whole cabin lit up and it sounded like fireworks were exploding. What a trip!
The turbulence lasted for about 30 minutes and when it was over, we had to pass out large trash bags for those who were sick. I felt sorry for the people who had to clean the plane that day. Yuck!
So for those of you traveling this winter season, please make sure you buckle up your family even if the seat belt sign is off. You never know when turbulence is going to hit. It’s better to be on the safe side than risk hurting yourself or someone around you.
Featured Comment by Pamela of The Dust Will Wait: I love watching a thunder storm roll through the valley – but I don’t want to roll with it. Middle name could be RALPH. Hand me one of those garbage cans (:
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