On Monday Irma was a Tropical Storm which is still a challenge to fly around. Perhaps not as dramatic as the last flight to depart San Juan ahead of Hurricane Irma but snarling flights to be sure.
Allegiant 1497 from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania came into Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the early afternoon. And video from meteorologist Ed Piotrowski shows “a plane battling strong crosswinds” and “drifting sideways” and unable to land. It’s quite something to watch:
— Ed Piotrowski (@EdPiotrowski) September 11, 2017
The flight ultimately had to divert to Raleigh.
(HT: Jonathan W.)