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Orion hit by lightning

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An Air Force Orion is damaged after being hit by lightning while taking part in an exercise in Canada.

The strike yesterday morning occurred while 16 people were onboard. No-one was injured.


Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off

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It's the one international storm season that grips many New Zealanders - the Atlantic Hurricane Season that sends monster storms barrelling towards the United States of America.


Did lightning really bring down Air France flight 447?

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From our weather partner Weather.Com

Internal discussion continues at weather.com via emails and such about the lightning theory regarding the crash of Air France 447.

Here are a few things to think about regarding lightning in the location of the crash.

NASA completed a study a few years ago concerning world lightning density.