US pilot flies into the eye of Hurricane Ida, scary video goes viral
On Sunday, a powerful Category 4 storm called Hurricane Ida made landfall in the US state of Louisiana. A video showing a pilot flying in the eye of the storm shocked internet users. The video was shared on Twitter by the National Hurricane Center which focuses on the Atlantic Basin. According to the National Hurricane Center, the hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 150 mph with gusts of 185 mph.
“Further strengthening is expected, and Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it makes landfall along the Louisiana coast,” the hurricane center said.
Tweeting the video, the Center said: “Stunning video taken from inside #Ida’s eye this morning by the NESDIS Ocean Winds Research team while flying on the @NOAA_HurrHunter P3 @NOAASatellites aircraft. “
Since then, various images and videos have surfaced on hurricane-related microblogging sites. According to the Associated Press, Hurricane Ida is considered the more dangerous than Hurricane Katrina of 2005, which is one of the most severe storms in US history.
Apart from that, another clip of hurricane hunters from NOAA, a government organization, left netizens stunned. The clip features two pilots flying into the eye of Hurricane Ida. The video garnered over 4.5 lakhs of views and tons of comments.
Thank you, THE NESDIS OCEAN WINDS RESEARCH TEAM! What a devastatingly beautiful video. It doesn’t get better than that. I hope everyone is safe. – Paula Harmon (@ PaulaHa41205181) August 29, 2021
Impressive. I have to say crazy props to the person who came up with the idea, “Hey, let’s fly a plane in a hurricane! “- d. zazel (@ moshed323) August 29, 2021
Hurricanes are fascinating because it’s like Mother Nature’s version of a black hole…. Terribly beautiful. – Hanna Blue 8k Darkside Deity (@ RedDevilDoll35) August 29, 2021
According to sources, the two strongest hurricanes that made landfall in Lousina were Hurricane Island of 1856 and Laura of 2020.
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