Wednesday, December 29, 2010

PICTURES OF LIGHTNING STRIKE

In my last post I told you how my oldest son's plane was struck by lightning while flying over Oregon.  He is a pilot for Federal Express and was flying through a snow storm.  He thought his engine had blown up, because there was a loud noise and a huge flash of light that blinded him for a minute.  It turned out that the wing had been hit and below are a couple of pictures.  The lightning put a couple holes through the metal wing.  You can see the size compared to his finger.  He was able to land the plane with no problem - once he realized that the engine was still running!  We are so thankful!!



We are visiting DS#2, DIL & Abigail now and I will be posting pictures soon.  Last night was Abigail's 2nd birthday party.  We were worn out by the time we got back to our camper.  We're camping near where they live.  

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11 comments:

---"Love" said...

Thanks to God for taking care of your son through that storm! Enjoy your visit with Abigail, and stay safe! ==="Love"

Lori said...

How scary!! Thank goodness all was fine.
Happy birthday Abigail!!

sewmeow said...

Whew! How scarey and am glad he's okay.

Beth said...

Any size hole in a plane is scary. So glad he was able to land safely.
Look forward to seeing pictures of the party.

seventhsister26 said...

That's crazy!! I'm glad he's okay;) It's an exciting career, I'm sure, but I couldn't do it.
Happy Quilting!!

Christine LeFever said...

That is amazing! Your son is a good pilot and I am so happy that he is safe.

Stray Stitches said...

Thank goodness your son is okay. It's amazing the hole and burn marks that were left behind.

Liriopia said...

Scary pictures! Glad you and yours are OK.

Liri

StitchinByTheLake said...

Talk about a mother's nightmare - I'm shuddering just thinking about it. blessings, marlene

Julia said...

That is so scary...I'm so glad he's OK..
Julia ♥

Janet said...

That is pretty intense, so glad everything turned out well. I hope you're having a wonderful time with family.