Pilot Flying From Miami Seized Spectacle of St. Elmo's Fire [Look]

During Hurricane Ian, a pilot flying an Airplane from Miami to Denver experienced an unusual meteorological phenomenon described as 'St Elmo's Fire...

November 22, 2022
3:14 AM

During Hurricane Ian, a pilot flying an Airplane from Miami to Denver experienced an unusual meteorological phenomenon described as 'St Elmo's Fire,' resembling purple lightning flashing through the night sky. During thunderstorms, the atmosphere gets charged, causing an electrostatic force of plasma between an item and the air around it. The plane's pilot, Luis Andress, recently recalled the story, remarking that it was the first instance he had seen St. Elmo's fire with so much 'intensity.' Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in Florida on Sept 28, was the state's worst storm since the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.

Joshua Stan