Video: Sikorsky S-92 suffers spectacular lightning strike

What this apparently shows, apologies for the quality – security cam I guess – is a CHC Sikorsky S-92 being hit by lightning while sitting on the ramp in Malaysia. Presumably at its base in Miri, Sarawak. The story goes that the discharge into the concrete below the aircraft blew holes in it showering debris into the air. Anyone have the pix?

And here’s Sikorsky at some length on the subject of lightning, although obviously they’re more interested in airborne strikes. These incidents can have dire consequences.



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2 Responses to Video: Sikorsky S-92 suffers spectacular lightning strike

  1. Kieran Daly May 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Thanks Ben, glad you like it and appreciate your kind words.

  2. mutuelle September 28, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    I have heard of just one incident where a lightning got an Allouette III of REGA. It hit on the rotor head and went out on the tail rotor gear box (or the other way round). It welded the gears together for a short time but they brocke free again. They landed without any problem but during the following inspection, they found the damage. Very expensive.

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