On the plane returning from Bulgaria, the Russians got struck by lightning
Moscow. August 11. INTERFAX.RU — Lightning damaged a wing of the “Boeing” with the Russian tourists returning home from the Bulgarian Burgas, reported “Interfax” a source in the services of the airport “Vnukovo”.
“On the eve before landing in Moscow the commander of Russian Boeing 737 suspected that the plane was hit by lightning. After landing, he asked the technicians to carefully examine the structural elements of the aircraft,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to him, the aircraft immediately drew attention to the characteristic marks that the lightning left on the wing. “Due to a lightning strike, charred structural elements of the wing and rivet. The plane will be able to return to duty only after a thorough inspection and assessment of its further safe operation,” the source said.
The plane carried out flight from the Bulgarian Burgas. On Board were mostly tourists returning home from holiday.