This is the moment a streak of lightning hits a plane wing during a flight from Estonia to Spain and forces the pilot to make an emergency landing.
The incident was filmed by a passenger shortly after takeoff from Tallinn Airport in Estonia at around 1.20pm on 6th November.
Airport spokesperson Jane Kallaste said that the crew and passengers were all well after the incident.
The electrical discharge hit the aircraft’s left wing shortly after departing for Spain and the pilot had to carry out an emergency landing.
However, there were no reports of any injuries and passengers landed in Malaga in Spain on a replacement plane with only an 80-minute delay, according to the news site Metropoles.
Alise Bethere, spokesperson for the Latvian flag carrier airBaltic, confirmed that one of the plane’s wings had been struck by lightning, adding that, thanks to advanced technology, lightning strikes do not pose a major threat to aircrafts any more.
The plane was an Airbus A220 and it reportedly took off from Runway 26 at Tallinn Airport.
According to the platform RadarBox, also known as AirNav Systems, the lightning strike took place around four minutes after takeoff when the plane was around 2,400 metres (7874 feet) from the ground.
As soon as the incident happened, the pilot returned to the airport and the plane was replaced.