Dramatic moment KLM plane struck by lightning caught on camera

The lightning strike hit the aircraft above the fuselage.
The lightning strike hit the aircraft above the fuselage. Photo credit: Valk Aviation

Video has emerged of the moment a lightning strike ricocheted off a departing KLM Airlines flight from the Netherlands.

The video, viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube, shows the Boeing 777 taking off from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport bound for the Peruvian capital of Lima.

Shortly after departing, the plane can be seen climbing altitude before a streak of lightning hits the aircraft above the fuselage and exits out of its wing.

According to reports, no damage was reported and the plane continued its journey to South America.

It's not known when the footage was taken but the video has gone viral since being uploaded on Tuesday.

Watch the video.

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