Sunday, October 9, 2016
Lightning Striking Aircraft
When lightning strikes commercial aircraft, it is deflected by the skin of the airship and discharged into the air. Passengers, crew, electronic controls and fuel tanks are protected from the energy of the strike.
The BBC has a thorough story about this process at http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161004-why-lightning-strikes-dont-harm-the-planes-we-fly-in