By Federico Cornetto
A terrified dad captured the moment huge upward lightning turned the night into day as he was flying on an airplane.
John Vaccaro, 62, was about to land with his son Erik, 15, at Tampa International Airport on July 19 when a violent thunderstorm prevented the plane from reaching the ground.
As the craft circled the airport waiting for the storm to quieten down, John filmed some huge upward lightning turning the night sky into day.
John said: “We kept circling around the airport for about half an hour.
“The whole plane was shaking and it was terrifying.
“My son was less scared than me and told me to look at the lightning.
“I followed his advice and it was an amazing thing to see.”