BBC NEWS: Lightning over Guernsey twice started tractor, farmer claims

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Release date: 20/7/2017

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Dr Vidyadhar Peesapati from the University of Manchester's High Voltage Laboratory said lightning was known to create an electro-magnetic pulse which has a strong interference, and "maybe could have somehow aided in starting the tractor".

Dr Peesapati said he would need more information, however, to assess the credibility of the claim, and suggested the tractor be taken to the University's specialist lab for inspection.

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TitleLightning over Guernsey twice started tractor, farmer claims
Media name/outletBBC.co.uk
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date20/07/17
DescriptionDr Vidyadhar Peesapati from the University of Manchester's High Voltage Laboratory said lightning was known to create an electro-magnetic pulse which has a strong interference, and "maybe could have somehow aided in starting the tractor".

Dr Peesapati said he would need more information, however, to assess the credibility of the claim, and suggested the tractor be taken to the University's specialist lab for inspection.
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-40652602
PersonsVidyadhar Peesapati