The Artful Dodger wrote:
3 years ago, I was in a flight bound for Washington D.C. and the landing was delayed because we were flying during a severe thunderstorm. Lots of lightning and there was just a second when the lights went out and it felt like the plane was dropping. When I looked out the window, I could've sworn I had seen some white smoke on the wing. But it was nothing and we landed without a hitch. I thought we were all going to die at that point, but I knew we would be okay.
Lightning probably hit your wing...Not that big of a deal though although terrifying.
I like to curse during major turbulance i don't care if mother theresa or a 4 years old is sitting next to me. I let the expletives fly.
This is the third worst turbulance I flew in .
The top two were
#2. Flying from Crested Butte to Denver.
Captain: I'd like to say we are going to have a smooth flight today but the jet stream is right over the rockies and I'm gonna ask everyone including the stewardess to buckle in for the whole flight.
45 minutes of massive airpockets and bumps ensued.
#1. Flying from Antigua, West Indies to Monsterrat West indies. On a 12 seater prop plane.
Bouncing extremely rough the whole time. Then I swear we almost ran right into a cliff before the plane pulled up at the last second.