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In this geocolor image captured by GOES-16 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, moves westward, Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Leeward Islands. This image was captured as daylight moves into the area, right, with nighttime features on the left side of the image. Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States. (NOAA via AP)

A Delta flight went viral after its pilot flew directly into Hurricane Irma

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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.

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