This is the terrifying moment a British Airways flight was descending into Heathrow before being struck by a powerful bolt of lightning.
The flight, which had departed from Prague, fortunately landed safely in London but not before YouTuber, Aled Rhys Jones, captured the above video.
Apparently, passengers on the flight heard an incredibly loud bang and were surrounded by a shockingly bright light, reports Mashable.
Due to a spell of bad weather, there were a lot of reports of planes being hit by lightning in the capital yesterday.
And, because this is 2016, passengers were posting all over Twitter about what had happened – not appearing to be the least bit arsed about the horror they’d just gone through:
Plane just got hit by lightning on the descent into Heathrow. Didn't die #winning ✈️⚡️?
— liz dobson (@liz_dobson) April 27, 2016
My plane got struck by lightning. I screamed small small.
— Stark (@Afo_B) April 27, 2016
Hello London! Welcomed back by a lightning strike to the plane just as we were coming into land at Heathrow. #NoFear
— Alexander (@AlexanderSE10) April 27, 2016
Plane got struck by lightning on the way into Heathrow. Good to be back in London.
— Alaxen (@Alaxen) April 27, 2016
Speaking to Mashable, British Airways said:
The flight landed safely, and will undergo inspection before it returns to service. The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority. Lightning strikes are fairly common, and aircraft are designed to cope with them.
Well that’s me not flying for a good while…
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.