Plane gets hit by lightning. Since a plane behaves as a Faraday cage, and modern planes have escape routes for electricity, you have nothing to worry about if y
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Plane gets hit by lightning

Since a plane behaves as a Faraday cage, and modern planes have escape routes for electricity, you have nothing to worry about if you are inside this plane

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#7 - mattdoggy (12/04/2012) [+] (14 replies)
You just know that was somebody's first time flying   
"don't worry little Timmy, this is completely safe, statistically it's th"   
THUNDER   
Plane bounces like a hooker for a twenty   
Everyone is losing their minds   
All shouting how they are going to die
You just know that was somebody's first time flying
"don't worry little Timmy, this is completely safe, statistically it's th"
THUNDER
Plane bounces like a hooker for a twenty
Everyone is losing their minds
All shouting how they are going to die
#16 - semantic (12/04/2012) [+] (14 replies)
Romney would have been all over this.
Banning lightning and shit
#31 - messerschmidto ONLINE (12/04/2012) [+] (24 replies)
Chances are, you've been hit by lighting multiple times while in flight.
Thanks to the fact that planes are made of aluminum, all surges of electrical power coming from a source such as lightning are safely channeled out through static wicks on the wings.

If your plane were to be hit by lightning, you would here a slight thud, a possibly the slightest of jolts.

You have no idea how safe planes are.
User avatar #14 - agasti (12/04/2012) [+] (6 replies)
As a pilot, I can tell you. That still fucking sucks. Try flying a plane blind for 2-10 minutes.
#39 - nyankat (12/04/2012) [+] (2 replies)
that plane don't give a shit
that plane don't give a shit
#87 - weedallusion (12/04/2012) [+] (3 replies)
So... What heppens to the plane in that situation?
#3 - anonymous (12/04/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Also, if it doesn't start a fire or fry the equipment, shouldn't you be fine since there's nothing linking you to the ground?
#4 to #3 - anonymous (12/04/2012) [-]
That would never happen because the electricity travels around the plane. Google Faraday cage.
#61 - curtisbentley (12/04/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Problem?
Problem?
#89 - gafagear (12/04/2012) [+] (2 replies)
yes... Lightning
yes... Lightning
#88 - anonymous (12/04/2012) [-]
Thunderbolt and lightning -- very, very frightening me
#84 - jinjo (12/04/2012) [-]
How in the fuck..
#66 - Kaamraan (12/04/2012) [-]
Yesterday's xkcd comic:
User avatar #44 - venoshto (12/04/2012) [-]
did he died?
#13 - awesomechardey (12/04/2012) [-]
Who cares about the captcha?
#108 - dailydusty (12/22/2012) [-]
that moment when I realized that Iroh(Prince Zuko's uncle) was teaching him "lightning bending", but it was actually teaching him the earliest principles of the "Fairday cage" with his own body.

Mind blown.
#96 - snakefire (12/04/2012) [-]
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User avatar #5 - anonemous (12/04/2012) [-]
I shall call him sparky....
#2 - whymewhy (12/03/2012) [-]
happens all the damn time nothing special about it.. and who give a shit what your captcha was
#1 - anonymous (12/03/2012) [-]
Unless you're the crew chief for that plane, then holy hell did your day just extend by a gabillion hours
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