Now, most airlines would naturally ground their flights when there is some serious bad weather in the way, but at Allegiant Airlines, they will make sure you get to your destination…even if it means flying through a hurricane.
Allegiant flight 2283 was enroute to Sanford, Florida, from Bangor, Maine. The flight path was directly through the heart of Florence, but instead of flying around it, the pilot chose to save fuel and time by going straight through. Flight history available on FlightAware.
The clouds were as tall as 40,000 to 45,000 feet, meaning that the MD-80 likely had a turbulent ride. The Hurricane Hunters usually only fly around 200 miles per hour into a storm because there is fear of the turbulence ripping the plane apart.
Funny thing is that the flight made it to its destination earlier than planned!
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