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10 things you didn't know about hurricanes

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Into the eye

Joseph B. Duckworth was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and he was the first person to ever fly through the eye of a hurricane. On July 27, 1943, he flew an At-6 single-engine trainer into a small hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston, Texas.