Lightning strikes twice on Irish flights

Fliers arriving at the Shannon Airport in Ireland on Saturday morning were greeted by a powerful force from Mother Nature — two Aer Lingus planes were hit by lightning as they landed, according to reports. No one was injured, but both aircrafts had minor damage that prevented them from continuing on to the Irish capital, Dublin.

Needless to say, it’s pretty rare for two flights to get struck by lightning on the same day. But if you’re worried about the possibility of your flight being struck, don’t be — planes regularly get hit by lightning, and it’s not a big deal if it happens. In fact, it hasn’t caused any crashes in over 40 years. For more info on lightning and flights, click here.