Clippers Plane Was Struck By Lightning Mid-Flight And At Least 1 Player Thought It Was The End

Kawhi Leonard and Clippers teammates

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Professional sports teams fly across the country all the time to play games. However, it’s not every day that a plane gets struck by lightning.

That seemed to be the case for the Los Angeles Clippers back in February as they were on their way to play the Denver Nuggets.

According to Ohm Youngmisuk, the charter plane the team used was legitimately struck by lightning and it had everybody on board scared for their life.

Even Clippers guard Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland thought the lightning strike was the end for himself and everybody on board.

I don’t know about you but I probably wouldn’t have handled that situation well. I definitely would’ve been white-knuckling the hell out of the armrests.

Luckily, nobody was injured or seriously harmed all thanks to the fact that airplanes are designed to resist lightning strikes, for the most part, per Boeing’s website.

“While the electrical system in an airplane is designed to be resistant to lightning strikes, a strike of unusually high intensity can damage components such as electrically controlled fuel valves, generators, power feeders, and electrical distribution systems.”

We’re just glad the Clippers and everybody else on that flight are okay. That situation could have been a whole lot worse.