Re: Thunderstorms St Elmo's FIre

From:         tristar500@aol.com (TriStar500)
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Date:         28 Jun 94 01:11:19 
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In article <airliners.1994.1367@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
ghdahlbacka@lbl.gov (Glen Dahlbacka) writes:

>Being experienced he immediately took off his headset, but the
>co-pilot wasn't as quick and got quite an earful when the discharge
>occured to disipate the corona build up.  Now, was this guy pulling
>my leg, or have others experienced this phenomenon?

I know of several people who have been zapped while sitting on the
jet tug pushing the airplane out. Lightning traveled down the headset
cord. I always remove the headset when there is lightning in the
area.