Historic all-female hurricane hunter crew flies into Hurricane Dorian to gather data

LAKELAND, Fla. (WSVN) — For the first time ever, an all-female hurricane hunter crew went on a reconnaissance mission.

The crew, consisting of three pilots, took off from Lakeland, Florida on Thursday afternoon. Its destination: inside Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane hunters help provide the National Hurricane Center with more accurate information on storms.

Data from their flights help make changes to the advisories.

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