News Helicopter Sucked Into Tornado Caught On Video.
The deadly tornado that plowed through an area near Oklahoma City last year was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated.
It was a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured. The massive tornado that formed avoided highly populated metro areas, a fact that almost certainly saved many lives.
Winds were at their most powerful in areas devoid of structures, said Rick Smith, chief warning coordinator meteorologist for the weather services office in Norman. “Any house would have been completely swept clean on the foundation,” Smith said.
However, a news helicopter that was reporting on the storm was a violently caught in an eye of a tornado.
Storm chasers who were following this tornado caught this horrible tragedy as it happened. You can see on the video a passenger was ejected from the helicopter and did not survived.