Glider narrowly misses lightning strike during thunderstorm

Newsflare Published January 25, 2018 0 Plays

Rumble This is the moment a pilot's plane nearly gets struck by lightning during a competition in Utah.

In the video, which dates from 2011, the pilot flies into a thunderstorm. He sees the flash of lightning and says, "Wow ... that was too close!"

Writes the Newsflare member: "This video was taken during a national glider competition in Utah. The day's course line took the gliders right through a developing thunderstorm and this video is from one of the pilots struggling to fly through the thunderstorm, not get struck by lightning, and staying flying."