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DELTA DODGES IRMAHero pilot flies right INTO hurricane Irma to drop off all passengers before heading back to New York in the nick of time

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The online tracking system showed Flight 431 arriving in San Juan at 12.01pm — just as Irma was making landfall.

Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, with the category five hurricane passing north of Puerto
Images posted on Twitter depicted a surreal scene, with the plane appearing to fly straight into the arms of the hurricane.

“Where others have turned back, Delta #DL431 presses on,” tweeted Flightradar24, an account that tracks live air traffic.

With no time to spare, the pilots quickly took care of business on the ground and got the plane back in the air by 12.41pm, FlightAware reported.

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The flight later returned home to New York with its 173 passengers at 4.22pm.

Jason Rabinowitz, a self-described aviation geek, was one of countless people who tweeted the flight’s trajectory in real time Wednesday.

Several pictures that he posted showed the plane ascending from San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport — flying between the “outer band” of Irma and the “core” of the storm.

“Amazing stuff,” Rabinowitz said.