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Delta flight goes viral after pilot flies directly into Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma (Photo: NOAA/CNN Newsource)

Delta flight 431 went viral Wednesday when its pilot flew the Boeing -- full of passengers -- into the arms of Hurricane Irma.

The Boeing 737 was headed from New York’s JFK to San Juan Puerto Rico when Category 5 Irma crossed its path.

Rather than turn back or skirt out of the way, the pilot steered the aircraft directly into the storm.

Flightradar24, a Twitter account that tracks live air traffic, posted the plane's journey to social media.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the plane took off again less than an hour after it landed.

Safe travels!


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