Seven passengers on a flight to Europe late Wednesday were transported to hospitals when the plane hit “significant turbulence,” leaving the aircraft’s interior trashed.
The Lufthansa Flight 469 was traveling from Austin, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, when the incident happened, NBC News reported.
The turbulence forced pilots to land the plane at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority explained.
A photo taken inside the aircraft shows food trays and debris scattered all over the floor, with a few passengers still in their seats.
7 hospitalized after turbulence strikes Texas flight bound for Germany https://t.co/QAN3uPeo1b pic.twitter.com/5rSMKKcmCo
— New York Post (@nypost) March 2, 2023
The aircraft eventually landed safely at around 9:00 p.m. in Washington. It was reportedly over Tennessee…