June 2008

Lightning damage on an aircraft.

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Lightning entered at the pinhole just above the leading edge at the center of the picture.

Zoomed in on the entry pinhole.

The lightning then exited at 3 points on the trailing edge of the left winglet. Entry point is always just a little poinhole. Exit point is always a burn mark (or marks).

Exit point at a different angle. The burn marks looked and felt like welding slag. There was no damage to any of the other parts of the airplane, including avionics/electrical system.

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