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Video: Jumbo Jet gets hit by Lightning!

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While I was on alert in the NEACP E-4B (747-200) we launched on a Presidential Support Mission to accompany "Ron" back to the White House. As we climbed through the clouds we had one of those "Blinding Flashes of the Obvious" and all of our electrical systems went dark........

 

Quick reset of everything brought it all back on line and we all "reset the heart circuit breakers". Then executed a precautionary landing back at March AFB to check out the plane. We couldn't find anything and re-launched a few hours later for home plate. Speculation was the lightning didn't hit directly but was close enough to surge all of the systems and caused us to reset (about a 30 second evolution).

 

Got all of our attention and made a believer in thunderstorm avoidance out of me!

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While I was on alert in the NEACP E-4B (747-200) we launched on a Presidential Support Mission to accompany "Ron" back to the White House. As we climbed through the clouds we had one of those "Blinding Flashes of the Obvious" and all of our electrical systems went dark........

 

Quick reset of everything brought it all back on line and we all "reset the heart circuit breakers". Then executed a precautionary landing back at March AFB to check out the plane. We couldn't find anything and re-launched a few hours later for home plate. Speculation was the lightning didn't hit directly but was close enough to surge all of the systems and caused us to reset (about a 30 second evolution).

 

Got all of our attention and made a believer in thunderstorm avoidance out of me!

 

LOL, doesn't speak well to hardening for EMP, does it? :grin:

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