‘Hurricane Hunters’ enter the eye of the deadly 220mph storm Dorian in plane

This is the eerie moment 'hurricane hunters' pass through the eye of deadly Hurricane Dorian in a plane. 

The team, made up of US Air Force members, collect data on big storms so forecasters can better predict major weather events.

During the clip, their six-bladed propeller P-3 aircraft flies through the calm centre of the powerful storm.

The category 5 hurricane, with winds of up to 220 mph, has swept through the Bahamas causing devastation.

Seven-year-old Lachino Mcintosh drowned as his family tried to flee their home in Abaco.

And around 13,000 homes have been damaged by the storm which is said to be the second most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded.

Dorian is now slowly moving west towards the US with Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina declared as states of emergency.

On Sunday, Garrett Black, a meteorologist and hurricane hunter, shared a photo on Twitter showing the eye of Dorian on full display.

He added: "Credit to Jordan Sun and MnAlisterHunter on board with us today for their great camera work!"

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis had previously begged residents of Abaco and Grand Bahamas to head for the main island to escape the "devastating, dangerous" storm.

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