The day had finally come, the day Apple was releasing the Apple Watch. I had arranged for it to arrive at my sister’s house in New York and I convinced my brother-in law David, to come visit and bring the watch straight to Israel. The UPS man arrived with the delivery at 11AM. By 5PM David had boarded his ELAL flight for Israel.

The flight started like any other– dinner, movies, and a nap. Then, suddenly in the middle of the night, the plane was hit by lightning while flying over the Atlantic Ocean. David felt the plane lurched forward. The engine screamed out at full throttle. The lights repeatedly flickered on and off. David had no idea what was going on. People were yelling. The pilot hurriedly announced to the passengers to immediately fasten their seatbelts. There was a sharp flash of light in the pitch black sky. The cabin was lit up like the middle of the day. …


Eytan Schulman

I make apps. iOS / watchOS / tvOS / macOS developer. WWDC Scholar 2014, 2015 & 2016. Gamer. Ping Me!

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