Lufthansa Flight Turbulence: Lufthansa flight officials said that a Lufthansa aircraft developed tremendous turbulence, due to which seven passengers were injured. After this, the flight was diverted towards Washington Dulles International Airport. Seven people aboard the flight were taken to a local hospital.
Michael Cabbage, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said Flight 469 from Austin, Texas, was on its way to Frankfurt, Germany, but landed safely at the Virginia airport on Wednesday (March 1) evening.
Turbulence shocks at 37,000 feet
Michael Cabbage said that the pilot informed about the problems in the plane, in which he said that due to turbulence, seven people were slightly injured. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the Airbus A330 experienced severe turbulence at an altitude of 37,000 feet (about 11,300 meters) while flying over Tennessee. After this, the agency is also investigating what is the reason behind the tremendous turbulence.
the plane fell 1,000 feet
Passenger Susan Zimmerman, 34, of Austin, Texas, said one of the pilots told the cabin crew that the plane had dropped about 1,000 feet (about 305 meters) during the sudden event. He said in a phone interview that after the turbulence it felt as if we were falling down with the plane. Everything felt floating. It seemed as if gravity was over.
is top priority
At the same time, Lufthansa issued a statement saying that after about 90 minutes of take-off, only for a short time, but serious turbulence arose and as a precaution, an emergency landing had to be done. The airline further said that after landing, the injured passengers had to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. According to the NTSB report, turbulence remains a leading cause of injury during flight. Turbulence accounted for 37.6 percent of all accidents on large commercial airlines between 2009 and 2018.
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