Lightning strike while fuel-dumping

From:         rathinam@ins.infonet.net
Organization: INS Info Services, Des Moines, IA USA
Date:         28 Jun 94 01:11:19 
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All the talk about lightning strikes prompts me to ask this
following question:

If lightning strikes the airliner while it is dumping fuel (in
flight), what will happen?  One would assume this situation is
much less safe than other 'normal' lightning strike situations. 
Does the fuel system design take into effect this scenario and
provide some safety mechanism?  (I am especially interested in
the latest generation airliners.)

-Sethu Rathinam			rathinam@ins.infonet.net