- Passengers said the thunder and lightening terror lasted for 40 minutes
- The horror flight followed days of wild weather in North Queensland
- In the footage people can be heard screaming ‘don’t worry, we’re nearly there’
Passengers on board a Qantas flight were left screaming for their lives last night when the plane flew into some of the region’s notoriously wild weather.
The Townsville-bound flight left passengers ‘extremely sick’ after it hit a terrifying patch of thunder and lightning strikes which lasted for over 40 minutes.
Screams of terror can be heard throughout the video including one passenger’s attempts to reassure others shouting, ‘don’t worry guys, we’re nearly there’.
The Qantas flight from Mount Isa to Townsville was hit with thunder and lightening for 40 minutes
The video’s unsteady hand-held footage shows the plane shake under the night’s treacherous conditions.
Outside, bolts of lightening can be seen illuminating the night sky.
The equally terrifying thunder reportedly made several of the passengers physically sick after the tropical weather battered the plane for most of the flight’s duration.
Passengers reported feeling extremely sick following the wild tropical weather
The flight’s terrifying conditions follow almost a week of rains and storms in Far North Queensland
The turbulent flight followed almost a week of wild weather in Far North Queensland which saw wind gusts tear 1000sqm from the roof of Mount Isa Hospital.
Similarly, winds of up to 100km/h hit Moranbah near MacKay closing three schools and two childcare centres throughout the region.
Warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology were issued throughout the region as freak storms are expected to hit inland communities throughout Far North Queensland from Wednesday onward.