A Boeing 737 plane traveling from Amsterdam to Birmingham with 174 passengers on board was struck by lightning. Passengers from the said flight heard a loud sound as the body of the plane was struck by lightning. The blasts had no effect on the landing, which proceeded as normal landing at Birmingham.

After they landed on the runway, the pilot confirmed to his passengers that the plane was actually been hit, saying simply:
'Ladies and gentlemen, you may have noticed we were hit by lightning.'
'After the bang, my initial thought was the engine had blown-up. Surprisingly, it wasn’t frightening, it was exciting.
'You are waiting for something else to happen, then you realized nothing has gone wrong.'
Image of the plane, caught in the middle of several branches of a lightning bolt, was taken by Tracy Meakin White, 42, who was watching the storm.

She said: 'I didn’t even see the plane at first, I was just clicking on my phone and then afterwards I saw the aircraft.
'I think it is a once in a lifetime picture, I doubt I will see anything like that again, I am not a photographer, it was just a stroke of luck I got the shot.'
IMAGE: dailymail.co.uk

A statement from KLM said:
'Occasionally aircraft is hit multiple times by lightning. All pilots and air crew are trained to deal with this.'
A spokesman for Birmingham Airport said: 'All aircraft landed safely without incident.