Plane flies past three tornadoes over the Black Sea

Ruth Doherty

A plane has been filmed passing extremely close to a series of three tornadoes in Russia.

An onlooker captured the moment on video as the plane was approaching the city of Sochi, by the Black Sea.


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The filmmaker shared the video to Instagram and has now had almost a thousand views.

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Unsettled weather has been seen in the popular holiday destination for a couple of weeks, and one local paper reported 12 tornadoes being spotted at once on the same day as this flight, according to the Telegraph.

The weather formations can cause havoc with flights, causing cancellations and delays thanks to gusts of wind from the tornadoes potentially causing severe turbulence.

According to RT News, nine flights were delayed due to bad weather conditions on this day, with other planes being diverted to airports in the nearby Russian cities of Anapa and Krasnodar.

One plane passenger managed to capture the scene from his window seat.

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Others have shared menacing images from beach resorts in the area.

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