On Wednesday, Delta flew a commercial flight directly into Hurricane Irma. The flight, headed from New York to San Juan, successfully landed shortly after 12 p.m. ET — just before Irma was expected to make landfall in northern Puerto Rico.
Despite a late takeoff, the plane even managed to land four minutes early:
The flight then made a quick turnaround to head back to New York, though Irma forced the flight to adjust its departure path:
The Delta flight was the last to make it into San Juan ahead of the storm. Two JetBlue flights and an American Airlines flight were forced to turn around. Becca Stanek