Somehow, Only One Person Died When This Happened


In what we’re going to call a “reverse Unbreakable,” only one person died when a plane carrying 131 people crashed at an airport on Colombia’s San Andres Island earlier today and split into three pieces after being struck by lightning shortly before landing. The one casualty was a 68-year-old woman who suffered a heart attack. San Andres governor Pedro Gallardo called it a “miracle” that almost everyone survived, adding, “We have to give thanks to God.” Although maybe next time he can make the lightning hit a tree.

Colombia plane breaks into pieces after crash [BBC]
Colombian Jet Splits in Three on Landing After Lightning Strike; One Dead [Bloomberg]