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Over 7,000 planes are struck by lightning every year -- here's why that's no big deal

 

Although the idea of your next flight being struck by lightning may be terrifying, it’s actually pretty common. Every aeroplane is stuck by lightning about once a year. The lights may flicker, but thanks to some smart engineering, the danger is low.

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