The Guardian

Delta Airlines plane flies straight into Hurricane Irma – and out again

Flight records show plane landing in Puerto Rico as storm hit and departing with 170 people on board 40 minutes laterLive coverage: massive damage across Caribbean as death toll rises
A satellite image released by Nasa shows Hurricane Irma over Puerto Rico. Photograph: AP

As Hurricane Irma threatened to make landfall in Puerto Rico, most pilots were avoiding the area. Understandably so, perhaps.

One Delta Airlines plane, however, headed straight toward the storm. The pilot landed on the island as it.

Estás leyendo una vista previa, regístrate para leer más.

Más de The Guardian

The Guardian4 min. leídos
Drought, Plague, Fire: The Apocalypse Feels Nigh. Yet We Have Tools To Stop It | Art Cullen
In climate change, the Four Horsemen have a perfect force of destruction. Maybe these fires and floods will be a wake-up call to stop stalling
The Guardian4 min. leídos
'They Could Die Of Loneliness': How Covid Policies Impact Care Homes
UK care homes restrict visits to protect elderly residents from coronavirus but families find certain measures excessive Coronav
The Guardian5 min. leídos
Revealed: Saudi Arabia May Have Enough Uranium Ore To Produce Nuclear Fuel
Confidential Chinese report seen by the Guardian intensifies concerns about possible weapons programme