Incredible images of the after-effects of a turboprop plane flying through a storm in Zambia have been shared on social media.
The Proflight DHC-8-300 was flying between Livingstone and Lusaka when it hit a severe storm. The plane was struck by lightning and pelted with hail. Thankfully, it was safely landed and no one was hurt.
The plane’s cockpit’s windscreen was smashed, the nose burnt, and the wing was ripped.
According to an eyewitness, SavannaBel who took to her Facebook page to share the news;
” just landed in Lusaka on a flight from Livingstone. Our plane, in a wild thunderstorm, was struck by lightning just after we started our descent. We dropped like a stone, our ears went berserk, and it took a few minutes before we were beyond the hail and wind.
I have to really take my hat off to the @proflightzambia pilots. They not only did their best to take us out of the storm as quickly as possible, but they landed with great calm and professionalism. It was only after we disembarked that we saw the cockpit’s smashed windscreen, the torn-up nose, and the ripped tail wing.
Phew! Back on terra firma with a stiff drink in hand, thank God. Thank you, Proflight Zambia.”