A man was lucky enough to capture this footage of two bolts of lightning striking an airplane minutes before it landed at Heathrow airport.
All five hundred passengers on-board the Emirates Airbus A380 escaped unharmed after two powerful lightning bolts hit the aircraft in a thunderstorm.
During the four-second-long video, the powerful lightning strikes can be seen touching the body of the aircraft from all sides.
The awesome moment was captured by photographer Chris Dawson in south west London over the warm Easter weekend last month.
The plane was left completely intact following the incident.
"I saw the storm clouds gathering and I thought the conditions would be perfect for a lightning strike," he told the Daily Mail.
According to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), if airplanes are not adequately protected from lightning strikes — extremely high voltages and currents can pass through the aircraft, which are capable of damaging component assemblies or destroying wiring and equipment.
However, the body of a plane must be bonded with metal so it can act as a conductor, allowing electricity to pass through it in order to survive the jolts.
Without the metallic bonding, lightning could cause a plane to explode on impact.
The worst incident ever recorded involving a lightning strike occurred in 1976 when a lightning bolt hit the fuel tanks of a Boeing 707 flying over Maryland in the US, killing 81 people on-board.
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Phoenix is one of the many Sun Belt cities where housing markets have taken a big hit during the recent real estate bust, with residential prices down nearly 45% since 2006. That, plus high foreclosure and vacancy rates, make for a dismal market for sellers. For homebuyers, of course, it's a very different story, both in Phoenix and in the many other cities that have followed similar patterns.
We created a list of the U.S. cities with the biggest home price discounts. We compiled this list using the newly launched quarterly Home Offer Report from Trulia.com, a San Francisco-based real estate listing site. Trulia evaluated price cuts in America's 50 largest cities, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The Trulia folks scoured nonforeclosure residential listing data for all of these cities in the year through March 31, 2011. They tracked prices for single-family homes, townhouses, condos and apartments. The listing information itself came from real estate brokers, agents, third-party aggregators and Multiple Listing Services that participate on the Trulia.com platform.
The quarterly Home Offer Report, which also provides users with interactive mapping, broke down price cuts on the basis of four metrics: average number of days on the market before first price reductions; average discount during the price-cut period; probability of a second price cut; and the total percentage of for-sale properties of which prices have been reduced at least once.
Forbes took the data and ranked 50 cities to find the ones with the most dramatic overall price reduction activity.
Arizona clearly did not fare well, in part because of the double-whammy of a high likelihood that already struggling housing markets will face a second round of price cuts before properties move. Second behind Phoenix at the top of our list was its neighbor to the south, Mesa, Ariz., which is broken out as a separate geographic area in this report. The Copper State's second largest city,Tucson, placed 10th.
Among all homes for sale in Phoenix, 35% had their prices cut at least once since going on the sale block, and 56% faced the likelihood of further cuts. The average Phoenix home has been sitting at the original sale price prior to that cut a short 48 days. That's a stark contrast to rebounding markets. In relatively robust New York City, for example, property prices had been cut a mere 6% after 80 days on the market.
"When you look at Mesa and Phoenix, there are so many foreclosures that sellers have to compete with," explains Daisy Kong, a manager at Trulia.com.
With distressed properties selling for anywhere from a 15% to 50% discount, sellers of nonforeclosed homes are forced to offer price cuts to compete. Hence Las Vegas, the nation's foreclosure capital, with more than 26,000 foreclosure filings currently on the books, made our list at number seven. Home sellers in Vegas gambled with higher list prices only a short time, slashing values after 54 days on average, with the likelihood of a second chop at 48%.
"Sellers are actually pricing their homes much lower to start now," explains Kong. "There's not the disconnect [between asking and offering prices] that was there this past year."