From: ABrowne@mtl.marconi.ca (Alan Browne) Organization: Canadian Marconi Company Date: 14 Jul 96 22:43:27 References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1996.1191@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org says... > >to be hit? (in our case even the lights didn't go off) >Is it a pretty common thing to happen? Has anybody crashed because of it? I don't know about crashes...but I have seen pictures where lighting pierced the skin of a wing (or maybe it was the flap or aileron). a bit of scorching, with a very small hole in the center...It could not be seen in the photo if the under side was also pierced. I don't recall if it was possible to determine if it was composite or allu.. The Beechcraft Starship (now Raytheon) is an all composite, so no Faraday cage, or groundplane. This caused us problems with the Omega antenna installation. Alan Browne Canadian Marconi Co.