posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 10:36 AM
reply to post by Nuclear Bacon
I don't know, I had people tell me that you are safe in a vehicle from lightning but then you see things like this:
I have personally seen a big truck that was struck by lightning and it fried every wire and electrical circuit in the vehicle, as well as melted a lot
of the inside dash components.
As for an aircraft, I have always been told that lightning was nothing to fear, and have flown many time in storms without incident.
These new aircraft are all computerized, and most use electric motors and servos to operate the control surfaces rather than hydraulic systems of the
past which could still have some redundant controls in an electrical failure.
If it was lightning that caused an "electrical failure" to put it into perspective it would have been like driving your personal car at high speed
and losing your breaks and steering at the same time... Not much you can do about it but wait for the crash.