During an appearance on the ‘Brian Kilmeade Radio Show’, the Academy Award-winning actor provided insight into his book ‘Greenlights’. Meanwhile, Camila Alves, wife of Matthew McConaughey, shared on her Instagram page that she was on a Lufthansa flight that experienced severe turbulence, dropping almost 4,000 feet. Seven people went to the hospital but thankfully everyone was safe and okay. The flight was diverted to Dulles International in Washington, D.C., where the passengers spent the night. Lufthansa confirmed that the turbulence was brief but severe and the FAA is launching an investigation. Camila didn’t mention whether her husband or their three children were with her on the flight. She did, however, commend the kindness of those at the Marriott Bonvoy hotel by the airport where they stayed overnight. Lufthansa expressed regret for the inconvenience caused to passengers and reiterated that safety is always their top priority.
The 41-year-old shared on her Instagram page that during the flight last night, the plane experienced severe turbulence and dropped almost 4000 feet. Seven people were taken to the hospital. She also posted a video showing food and other items scattered all over the plane’s aisle, with everything flying everywhere.
“I want to respect the privacy of those around me, so that’s all I’m showing, but the plane was chaotic and the turbulence kept coming,” she stated. She then confirmed that she was referring to the “@lufthansa flight you are seeing on the news today!!!! Yes…that one. Thank God everyone was safe and okay.” The flight bound for Frankfurt, Germany, had to be diverted to Dulles International in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.
Camila Alves also expressed her gratitude towards the staff at the Marriott Bonvoy hotel near Washington airport, where the passengers had to spend the night after the flight diversion. She shared that they were very kind to her and the other passengers. Although she joked about making it to the bar with only a minute to spare before closing, she reassured her followers that everyone slept well and that she was getting on a new flight that day to continue her journey. Alves did not mention whether her husband or children were with her on the flight. Lufthansa released a statement to FOX Business describing the turbulence as “brief but severe.”
It was not confirmed whether the model’s husband, Matthew McConaughey, or their three children were on the flight with her. (Photo: Rick Kern/WireImage)
According to a statement from the FAA, “Lufthansa Flight 469 diverted to Dulles International Airport and landed without incident around 9:10 p.m. local time after the crew reported encountering severe turbulence at 37,000 feet altitude over Tennessee.”
After the plane landed at Dulles, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority reported that “Authority personnel responded to the flight and transported seven people to local hospitals.”
Following the Lufthansa flight’s severe turbulence incident, the FAA announced that it would investigate the situation on the Airbus A330 flying from Austin, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany. Lufthansa also expressed regret for any inconvenience caused and emphasized its commitment to prioritizing passenger and crew safety and well-being.