A Lufthansa flight from Austin, US to Frankfurt, Germany had to make an emergency landing in Virginia after encountering severe turbulence. The turbulence, which seemed to come without warning, was so severe, that one passenger said he saw a flight attendant hit the ceiling of the plane.
Another passenger, Susan Zimmerman, who's also pregnant, said that it felt weightless for a moment.
Zimmerman says she had her seat belt on and she and her baby are safe.
Due to many news outlets asking for permission to use this picture my wife texted me and said everyone is permitted to use the pictures and this small video you may reach her on whatsapp at +1 (254) 423‑6927 pic.twitter.com/2lJNFPYwFT— Stryker Fadhel (@ModerMuna) March 2, 2023
Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 (D-AIKK, built 2008) operating #LH469 from Austin to Frankfurt safely diverted to Washington-IAD Intl(KIAD), VA bc of multiple injuries on board due to severe turbulences. The A330 was flying over W Virgina at 37000 ft at the time. Video: Susan Zimmerman pic.twitter.com/D2cfnR56WY— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) March 2, 2023
Our dog was on the plane in route to be delivered to us in Singapore. We can’t get any info from anyone with @Lufthansa_USA at the Washington airport. We just want to know he is okay. And is being looked after.— Garrett Stuteville (@g_stuteville) March 2, 2023
Yes, our dog was taken care of by members of the ground crew. We even received so pictures and updates. He is doing great and will continue his journey to meet us in Singapore.— Garrett Stuteville (@g_stuteville) March 2, 2023
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