Scientists Propose a Counterintuitive Way to Avoid In Flight Lightning Strikes

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Mar 13, 2018

   Wochit
commercial aircraft are each struck by lightning at least once per year, according to estimates by aviation experts. Luckily, they rarely compromise flights. As passengers, we may not always notice the event. With their electrically conductive surfaces, planes serve as something like lightning rods in flight. Their amplified electrical fields make aircraft themselves responsible for about 90 percent of these strikes.


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