STRIKING COINCIDENCE: Plane Gets Hits By Lightning As It Passes Rainbow (PHOTOS)

STRIKING COINCIDENCE: Plane Gets Hits By Lightning As It Passes Rainbow (PHOTOS)

By Daily Magic on August 30, 2014
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Incredible: Lightning strikes plane passing through rainbow

This stunning picture shows a passenger jet being struck by lightning as it flew through a rainbow.

The Boeing 777 was hit by the huge bolt as it came in to land at a German airport.

Photographer Birk Möbius caught the images at the Aerodrome in Taucha in the eastern part of the country.

Lightning strikes Boeing 777 as it passes through rainbow
Lightning strikes Boeing 777 as it passes through rainbow [Photo Credit: Facebook / airmarini.de]

As planes have metal bodies it makes them vulnerable to lightning strikes.

But passengers rarely notice when they happen, according to research.

Close up of lightning strike
Close up of lightning strike [Photo Credit: Facebook / airmarini.de]

According to the Scientific American these events are very common with each plane in the US commercial fleet experiencing a lightning strike at least once a year

However, the chances of capturing one on camera are very remote – never mind one perfectly aligned with a rainbow.

It must have been this photographer’s lucky day – check out more lightning pictures in our gallery below.

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