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Aircraft induced lightning - Gerhard.Wittevee - 2014-02-08

Hi all,

Yesterday, february 7 an aircraft left from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport heading to Finland got struck by lightning. There was no damage reported, and the plane finished its trip.
I read a report of someone living near the airport, reporting lightning. Reactions on the forum (http://www.weerwoord.be) suggested it could be aircraft induced. I decided to get the Blitzortung data, and found the time to be 19:54:51 and the location was 52°20'20.9"N 4°41'05.4"E
Then i looked for flight-data available on the internet, and checked if there was an airplane at that location at that time. There was! The Blitzortung registration of the strike and the aircraft location at the time were less than 1 km apart... Impressive, right?
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Gerhard Witteveen
www.weeropdeveluwe.nl


RE: Aircraft induced lightning - HamelGre - 2014-02-08

(2014-02-08, 08:51)Gerhard.Wittevee Wrote: Hi all,

Yesterday, february 7 an aircraft left from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport heading to Finland got struck by lightning. There was no damage reported, and the plane finished its trip.
I read a report of someone living near the airport, reporting lightning. Reactions on the forum (http://www.weerwoord.be) suggested it could be aircraft induced. I decided to get the Blitzortung data, and found the time to be 19:54:51 and the location was 52°20'20.9"N 4°41'05.4"E
Then i looked for flight-data available on the internet, and checked if there was an airplane at that location at that time. There was! The Blitzortung registration of the strike and the aircraft location at the time were less than 1 km apart... Impressive, right?

Gerhard Witteveen
www.weeropdeveluwe.nl

Excellent!Big Grin

Greg


RE: Aircraft induced lightning - Piotr Delaweg - 2014-02-08

Well , the plane on so low level as 2 000 m , make the report hard to belive.
More like you say "An Aircraft incuicing this lightning!" , picked up as a false stroke on the flight control center.

Piotr


RE: Aircraft induced lightning - Gerhard.Wittevee - 2014-02-08

(2014-02-08, 22:20)Piotr Delaweg Wrote: Well , the plane on so low level as 2 000 m , make the report hard to belive.
More like you say "An Aircraft incuicing this lightning!" , picked up as a false stroke on the flight control center.

Pior

Hi Piotr,

It is not uncommon. And it has been researched well by the dutch national weather service KNMI. More info on Aircraft induced lightning; http://www.knmi.nl/cms/content/92895/prediction_and_occurrence_of_aircraft_lightning_encounters_at_amsterdam-schiphol_airport.


Gerhard


RE: Aircraft induced lightning - Piotr Delaweg - 2014-02-08

Quote:Hi Piotr,

It is not uncommon. And it has been researched well by the dutch national weather service KNMI. More info on Aircraft induced lightning; http://www.knmi.nl/cms/content/92895/prediction_and_occurrence_of_aircraft_lightning_encounters_at_amsterdam-schiphol_airport.


Gerhard

Hi Gerhard,

Thanks for the very interesting link ! Seems more common then i thought !

Have a nice rest of the holiday !

Piotr


RE: Aircraft induced lightning - Remy Brandt - 2014-05-25

That has infinite coolness Big Grin