Lufthansa plane faces severe turbulence, crew asks people to delete videostext_fields
Berlin: A Lufthansa flight was caught in severe turbulence and almost dropped 4,000 feet. It had to make an emergency landing at Washington DC's Dulles Airport. The crew, before landing, asked the passengers to delete any videos and images of the incident.
It was headed from Austin, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany.
A tweet by FlightMode said the Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (D-AIKK) flight encountered severe turbulence while flying over Tennessee USA. The incident took place on March 1 and seven people were injured. The images shared on social media showed food and personal items scattered on the cabin floor.
Speaking to Insider, a passenger said people were surprised at the request. She added that a second announcement by the flight attendant implied that the request was to protect passenger privacy. She was one of the seven wounded and suffered a concussion, bruised arm, and injury to her hip. She said she thought the plane was going down. During the first major drop, she banged her head on the plastic tray table case on the seat in front of her. Then the plane steadied and started to ascend quickly. She flew out of her seat and hit her head on the ceiling.
Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila Alves was also on the flight and shared a video on her Instagram account. She was not injured. She wrote: "On Flight last night, I was told plane dropped almost 4000 feet, 7 people went to the hospital, Everything was flying everywhere. To respect the privacy of those around me that’s all I am showing but the plane was a CHAOS And the turbulence keep on coming. Thank God everyone was safe and ok."
It is unclear what caused the turbulence.