Lightning bolt An Airbus A380 was flying into London’s Heathrow Airport and as the plane touched down, was struck by a lightning bolt from the stormy night’s sky.

The powerful jolt of electricity passed right through the body of the Airbus A380 before shooting out to continue its journey to the ground.

Amazingly, the Emirates service from Dubai landed safely minutes later, with not even a scratch and its 500 passengers and crew unscathed.

This incredible image was captured on a Saturday night last month by photographer Chris Dawson in south-west London.

‘I saw the storm clouds gathering and I thought the conditions would be perfect for a lightning strike,’ he said.