When a passenger jet gets struck by lightning

Imagine watching a plane packed with passengers — including one or more of your friends or relatives whom you’ve just seen off at the airport — take off in a thunder storm and a couple of thousand feet up it gets struck by a great big jagged bolt of lightning.

That would be horrendous. Right?

Not necessarily. The plane would most probably continue on its way without pause, its passengers blissfully unaware of what you just saw happen from the ground.

Find that hard to believe?

Then watch this video, taken by an onlooker, of a passenger plane actually getting struck in midair by a lightning bolt.