Lightning Strike Leaves Hole in Nose of Plane, Flight Continues 8 Hours Anyway!

An flight from Reykjavik to Denver was struck by lightning. It was only on arrival in Denver that anyone realized there was a gaping hole in the nose.

Icelandair flight 671 was responding normally and there was apparently no indication of a need to divert. Lightning strikes aren’t uncommon, and planes are built to withstand them, though seeing the actual damage is striking.

A little speed tape and should be good as new..

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