This is the terrifying moment one of at least three aeroplanes were struck by lightning after thunderstorms hit London.

Footage captures the plane, believed to be an Icelandair flight heading towards Heathrow Airport from Reykjavik, was caught up in the lightning strike at around 8.30pm on Wednesday night (April 28).

A British Airways (BA) flight, also making it's way to Heathrow from Prague, and a plane flying to City Airport from Edinburgh are also believed to be affected.

A spokesperson for BA said: "The flight landed safely, and will undergo inspection before it returns to service.

"The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority.

"Lightning strikes are fairly common, and aircraft are designed to cope with them."

Lightning strikes as the plane passes overhead

Passers-by on the ground captured the moments the flashes struck the skies and shared them on social media.

David Somers captured another moment in video where a plane approaching Heathrow Airport was struck.

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This distinct image was tweeted from Brentford:

This perfectly timed image shows the moment a plane was struck by lightning

A spokesperson for Icelandair confirmed that lightening struck a Boeing 757 aircraft, flight FI454 from Iceland, as it was approaching Heathrow Airport.

They said: "The aircraft was of course inspected after landing for safety reasons as is always done after such events, and as the lightning did not cause damage, the aircraft was returned to service later last night."

The thunder is just another turn in the weather after London got into a frenzy as city gets sprinkle of snow earlier this week.