Author Topic: Lightning at Ft. Meyers, Florida, hits tail of 737 and exits nosewheel  (Read 300 times)

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Offline DaleReid

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For those who's news didn't carry this, a Sun Country Airlines 737 was just pushed out with a tug during a storm, and one of the ground crew came over to detach the nosewheel latch and the bolt hit the tail, and then jumped to ground behind the nosewheel.  The video show the worker toppling forward onto the concrete ramp.

I've not heard more about his condition, but initially had a few third degree burns, along with muscle damage and some bleeding in the brain, perhaps from the strike but more likely from hitting the concrete.

This is a link to the video from surveillance cameras.  One of the news feeds had better view of the whole airframe but I cannot find a link to that right now.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/08/04/sun-country-lightning-strike/

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Re: Lightning at Ft. Meyers, Florida, hits tail of 737 and exits nosewheel
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 10:20:40 PM »
Our local TV news showed this a couple of times this past week.


Pretty scary...


Paul