can planes fly in thunderstorms?

(FLYING THROUGH AMAZING THUNDERSTORM) Volaris A320-200 inflight takeoff Mexico City (MEX)

Yes, they can be dangerous to commercial aircraft as they can contain hail, heavy rain, lightning, ice, severe winds and super cooled water droplets, all of which may cause damage to the aircraft in extreme conditions. Pilots therefore do their very best to avoid flying through thunderstorms wherever possible.

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