Video of Plane Flying into Hurricane Ian Shows Passengers React: 'Oh S***'

A video of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plane crew's reaction as it flew through Hurricane Ian has gone viral on social media.

The video, which was posted by Reuters, has so far been viewed more than 265,000 times on Twitter.

"A NOAA weather plane flew into the eye of Hurricane Ian, experiencing severe turbulence," the caption to the video read.

In the video, as turbulence begins, one man can be shouting out "oh sh*t" as he looks at his colleagues.

After a quick cut, other workers can be seen laughing at his reaction while they brace for further turbulence.

Another video, shared by the NOAA Marine/Aviation Twitter page showed a longer clip of the plane's crew during the turbulence.

The same man from the Reuters video is heard saying "we are alright" and reacting "holy cow" as things begin to fall over due to the impact the powerful storm had on the plane.

"Hurricane Ian made for a rough ride during a NOAA WP-3D Kermit Hurricane Hunter flight into the storm this morning," NOAA wrote in the caption to the post.

Over the last few days, the NOAA Twitter page has been sharing updates from the National Weather Service (NWS) on the path of the hurricane as well as preventative and reactionary measures than can be taken.

As Ian drew closer to Florida, authorities warned coastal communities on the state's peninsula of "catastrophic" storm surges, which occur when water is pushed inland from the ocean, potentially triggering severe flooding.

Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, before it weakened over land. Potentially one of the most severe hurricanes to hit Florida, Ian brought record-breaking floods to the southwestern tip of the state.

Following the first impacts of the hurricane, an estimated 2.5 million people across Florida are currently without power, according to PowerOutage.us, a website that tracks blackouts across the country.

Much of the southwest part of the state was hit by catastrophic flooding, which damaged the roof of a hospital's intensive care unit and left people trapped by water in their homes.

PowerOutage.us showed that the most affected areas in Florida are DeSoto County, with a power outage estimated at 91.7 percent and over 17,000 people affected, Charlotte, with a power outage estimated at 91.6 percent and over 116,000 people affected, and Hardee, with an estimated power outage of 99.5 percent and over 9,500 customers left in the dark.

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In this NOAA handout image Hurricane Ian approaches Florida on September 28, 2022 in the Gulf of Mexico. A video of passengers reacting as a NOAA plane flew through Hurricane Ian has gone viral on social media. Getty/NOAA