Lufthansa Flight Struck By Lightning

  • Flight LH469 “encountered brief but severe turbulence about 90 minutes after takeoff,” Lufthansa said in a statement, adding that the crew “made an unscheduled landing at Washington Dulles Airport as a precautionary measure.”
  • “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,” the FAA stated.
  • A passenger said the plane went into “free fall,” adding that passengers and food “went flying into the air, hitting and even damaging the ceiling of the plane.”
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