Viral Picture: Lightning Strikes Near Plane At New Zealand's Christchurch Airport

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 November 2019, 02:56 PM
Lightning Strikes Near Plane At New Zealand Airport
Lightning Strikes Near Plane At New Zealand Airport (Photo Credit : Screengrab )

Two bolts of lightning were seen striking near a passenger plane on the runway at New Zealand's Christchurch International Airport on Wednesday (November 20), narrowly missing the aircraft, according to an aviation worker.

The picture is now going viral on social media.

In the picture, it appears as though the plane miraculously escaped from getting hit by those powerful bolts of lightning.

GCH Aviation employee Daniel Currie was watching the storm and assessing the risk for aircraft to be moved inside the hangers at 3.30 pm local time when he captured the moment on his mobile phone.

The aviation operator said the lightning did not directly hit the Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft and there appeared to be no damage to the plane or harm to passengers.

(With Reuter Input)

First Published: Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:29 PM

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