Chennai, India bound British Airways carrier got hit by the lightening soon after it took off from London on Jul23rd, Sunday. Generally the London- Chennai flights are serviced by Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Since there were no signs of defects on the aircraft, the 10 hour flight continued and reached Chennai.
But after landing, it was found to have had undergone a significant damage. Though British Airways didn’t comment on the damage caused by the lightening, they have apologized to customers and rebooked them on to alternate services, stating that the flight from Chennai to London (BA 35) was cancelled on Sunday due to a technical issue.
The damage caused to the aircraft is being investigated.