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MUST WATCH: Lightning strikes two planes flying into SeaTac Airport

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SEATTLE — Wednesday was not the best day to be up in the air if you’re afraid of flying.

A video posted by Owen Craft on YouTube shows at least two planes struck by lightning while flying into SeaTac Airport Wednesday.

Craft went out in the University of Washington area to film lightning, he said on Youtube, and ended up catching two jets struck by bolts as they descended from the north into SeaTac Airport.

The commercial planes landed fine,as they are constructed to handle lightning strikes. Still, not the easiest ride for a passenger.

Lightning strikes were reported across the Puget Sound Wednesday.

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  • Connie Riker

    I was on one of these planes and it hit literally right outside my window! I fly a lot for work and this was the first time that had ever happened. A loud noise and a flash right on the wing essentially above the motor. @CreateTheMomentTravel