Cargolux Boeing 747-400F, ERF LX-ECV
Renato Serra Fonseca
Image ID: 427403
Operator: Cargolux - LX-ECV
Aircraft: Boeing - 747-400F, ERF
Airport: International - In Flight - International
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2014-6-17 by JPC van Heijst [Contact]
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(8.7.2014, 17:22 CET)
Crossing a turbulent stormfront with thunderstorms all around over the vast Atlantic Ocean between Cape Verde and Brazil. As our lonely aircraft gets some heavy hits from turbulence, we slowly get severely statically charged while trying to evade the worst parts of the storm. Voice communication over long-range HF radio with air traffic control is now close to impossible due to heavy static. Within a few minutes the windows and the air around them start to color purple and the window edges start to glow bright purple/blue, with increasingly more sparks flying off the mid strut. A spectacular show only to be seen from the flightdeck.