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Incredible Airline Facts You Won’t Believe

Airplanes are designed to withstand lightning strikes!

Planes are —and they regularly are hit. It’s estimated lightning strikes each aircraft once a year—or of flight time. Yet, lighting hasn’t brought down a plane since 1963, due to careful engineering that lets the electric charge of a lightning bolt run through the plane and out of it, typically without causing damage to the plane.

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