Terrifying moment lightning strikes passenger plane right in front of the pilots as it prepares to land during a storm in Panama | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Terrifying moment lightning strikes passenger plane right in front of the pilots as it prepares to land during a storm in Panama

The Boeing 737 MAX was coming in to land at Panama City during a heavy storm
A lightning bolt struck the plane's nose while 30,000 ft in the air
The plane landed safely with no injuries to any of the 140 passengers
This is the terrifying moment a plane carrying 140 passengers was struck by lightning as it prepared for landing.

The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was flying at approximately 30,000 ft and was coming in to land at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City.

Dramatic footage captured from within the cockpit shows a powerful lightning bolt strike the nose of the plane as the pilots navigate a heavy storm.

Flying the aircraft in almost complete darkness, the pilots were stunned by the sudden lightning strike only yards outside their window.

Despite navigating tough circumstances and with 140 nervous passengers onboard, both pilots remained composed and were able to carry out their descent safely, with no passengers or crew harmed.

There was no damage to the Boeing 737 MAX's fuselage.

The person filming, who did not want to be named, said: 'Lightning strikes happen quite often but it's special to capture one on video. I was just recording the flight during the stor

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