In modern aircraft, the bang may be worse than the bite, but lightning can kill.
It tends to get your attention. The "it" is lightning. And if you ask anyone who has experienced a lightning strike they will tell you the astonishingly bright flash may be exciting, but the incredible Boom! that follows can be a real attention-getter. And the whole thing happens in a microsecond. All lightning strikes are powerful and no one is going to suggest that lightning is a non-event. However, the risk of consequence, injury and/or death differs according to where you are when ...
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