Lightning struck not one, but two planes over Western London during a storm Wednesday — and someone caught one of the hits on film.
Watch the slow-motion video above to see a formidable lightning bolt appear to strike a small speck of a plane in the distance. The jets were built to handle lightning strikes and were not imperiled, so passengers only experienced loud bangs and a flash of light, the BBC reports. One of the planes belongs to British Airways and the other to Icelandair, though it’s unclear which of the strikes was captured on video.
“Lightning strikes are fairly common and aircraft are designed to cope with them,” a British Airways spokesperson said. The planes will be inspected before returning to flight.
In the meantime, we can check out footage of the weather drama from the safety of the ground.
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