Lightning strikes plane after takeoff from Vancouver airport

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A student pilot captured video of a passenger airplane in B.C. being struck by lightning.

Ethan West describes himself as a plane spotter, a hobbyist who enjoys watching and recording aircraft. 

He was at Larry Berg Flight Path Park, near the end of the south runway at Vancouver International Airport, on Sunday and noted a Boeing 777-300ER — one of his favourite aircraft — was departing. 

He began to record the plane in the air when it was struck by lightning. 

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Air Canada confirmed in a statement that a flight leaving YVR on Sunday had a lightning strike. The plane was inspected upon arriving at Heathrow Airport and has

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