Re: Lightning Strike out of Dorval ?

Date:         16 May 2001 17:45:11 
From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus Free-Net
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David Simpson ( wrote:

: Lightning strikes and static discharges are very spectacular, and certainly
: scary, but highly unlikely to do any real damage. A search of the NTSB (US
: National Transportation Safety Board) database for the last thirty years showed
: not a single accident that could be attributed to a lightning strike or static
: discharge. At worst, one airplane (a small one) had "significant" damage, but
: still landed with no one being hurt.
: (

I thought that the crash of a PanAm 707 in the Washington-Balitimore area
30-40 years ago was blamed on a lightning strike.