What Happens When Lightning Strikes Your Plane?


About a year ago we took a look at what happens when lightning strikes your car, so it seems appropriate to follow this up with a slightly more exciting example of eleventh grade physics in action. The principal behind one’s safety whether in a car or a plane are the same; in each case the outer shell of the vehicle becomes a hollow conductor, also known as a Faraday cage. Touch the outside and you will be well and truly fried, but inside you are safe as trousers. [Popular Science]

 

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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and reporter at large for Uberreview and We Interrupt. He currently resides in a sleepy basin town in the Japanese countryside - where both his bank balance and the lack of space in his home are testament to his addiction to all things shiny.

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