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Top 3 caught-on-camera moments of the week

Top 3 Caught-On-Camera Moments Of The Week
You have to see 'em to believe this week's top 3 caught on camera moments. We have a mixture of mother nature, an anchor who thought outside the box and an impromptu performance that will give you chills - in a good way.

Nabbing our No. 3 spot is mother nature being both awesome and terrifying at the same time. Express reports a plane on its way to the United Kingdom from Amsterdam was hit by lightning three times, and it was all caught on camera.

Birmingham Mail reports the plane still landed safely and no one was injured. A passenger on board commended the pilot for remaining so calm during the violent storm.

When it comes to sports footage, getting the rights to air it can be a challenge. But WCJB sports anchor Zach Aldridge didn't let that stop him from showing viewers the highlights.

WCJB reports after explaining he couldn't air the Florida Gators-Dayton Flyers basketball game, he acted it out. And SB Nation said it was even better than the real deal.

Now, before you judge, plenty of other journalists have had to creatively work around this limit too. Even here at Newsy - in this case during the Olympics. A familiar face did his best Michael Phelps.

Our No. 1 caught on camera moment is by far one of the coolest plane rides ever. Thanks to the Australian cast of "The Lion King" who gave an impromptu performance of "Circle of Life."

Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries." And you could say that video got the lion's share of views on YouTube - with 3.4 million. Talk about the flash mob of a lifetime.

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IAmTheWalru April 05 2014 at 12:42 PM

Lightning strikes planes all the time. How is that "news"?

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david marks April 05 2014 at 12:28 PM

How the hell did a "passenger on board" capture the plane being struck by lighting from quite a distance away on the ground. Does anyone know how to write?

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ae12wrangell April 05 2014 at 10:58 PM

Lightning is everywhere. Even upward. While flying out of Kennedy Airport in Queens, NY., the was a major storm going on. Heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and more. The Captain of the plain figured if Flight 1836 was above the clouds, there'd be no rain or lightning. He was half right. I had a window seat, and every few minutes, I could see lightning flashingng upward past the plane. But were we hit? I can't tell if it was a direct hit from lightning, or just turbulance.

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Velocity105 April 05 2014 at 4:15 PM


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redchips April 05 2014 at 10:11 AM

H-P! Do you have any proofreaders? Or do you just write and hope for the best. The headline says struck by lightning and a passenger catches it all. That passengermust have had really long arms, because those pictures are outside the aircraft and a long way away

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todd April 05 2014 at 9:44 AM

Why does the headline say "passenger on board plane captured it all" , when the video shows footage from the ground. Was the "passenger" hanging from the plane?

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diffrntmix April 05 2014 at 9:31 AM

How stupid. Why do I even look at anything AOhell tell us is important.

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redchips diffrntmix April 05 2014 at 10:12 AM

AOL news was fine until Huffugton got involved

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microflight5 April 05 2014 at 9:20 AM


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microflight5 April 05 2014 at 9:19 AM


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Brucie April 05 2014 at 4:34 PM

Passengers needed "NUT JACKET" recharging then, mother nature honored that?

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