Flights viewed from the ground are rarely much to look at the plane flies through the sky. But a motorist in Alaska, USA got a shock when he spotted an aircraft being struck by a massive bolt of lightning as it flew over the road. The dashcam footage of the incident is now rapidly going viral after being shared by driver Corey Crow. The dramatic clip shows Crow driving off from a set of traffic lights in the town of Anchorage.
Flights: Plane hit by enormous bolt of lightning in shock viral video from Alaska
Up ahead in the distance, a plane can be seen flying across the heavily clouded sky.
As it moves, an enormous bolt of lightning snakes across the sky in sensational scenes.
The forked lightning - the flash of which fills the sky - appears to directly strike the plane.
As the lightning fades, a small flash can still be seen off the tail end of the aircraft.
Crow told Stuff.co.nz of the incident: "Lightning storms are rare in Anchorage to begin with. I had seen the lightning and hit record on my dashcam.
“When I got home I had looked at the footage and it was then I saw the plane crossed paths with the lightning. Looking closer at the clip I noticed the lightning had struck the plane."
Flights: A motorist spotted an aircraft being struck by a massive bolt of lightning (Image: Viral Hog)
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