A freeze frame shows the moment lightning struck a Delta Air Lines plane in Atlanta on Tues., Aug. 18, 2015. (Credit: YouTube)

Lightning strikes Delta plane at Atlanta airport

A video on YouTube shows what appears to be lightning striking a Delta Air Lines plane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The video, according to YouTube, was shot by a man who identified himself as Jack Perkins.

“While filming the line of planes all stacked up during a ground hold in Atlanta on 8/18/15,” he wrote in the YouTube post, “I happened to capture this direct lightning strike on a 737.”

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(See video of the lightning strike here.)

It was not immediately clear if anyone was on the plane at the time of the strike.


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