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Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila shares footage of her chaotic flight forced to make emergency landing

Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila shares footage of her chaotic flight forced to make emergency landing

Seven people were taken to hospital after the plane experienced turbulance

Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila Alves has shared unnerving footage from a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing.

Alves was travelling to Frankfurt, Germany from Austin, Texas on board Lufthansa flight 469 when the plane began to experience 'significant turbulence' on Wednesday (1 March).

The Airbus A330 had been flying over Tennessee at an altitude of 37,000 feet and quickly descended as a result of the turbulence, causing chaos in the cabin.

You can see the tumultuous scenes in the video below:

Alves took to Instagram to show the aftermath of the scary experience, with a short video showing bread rolls, napkins and plates scattered across the floor from where they had escaped the plane's food service.

The plane sounded like it was still in the air when Alves captured the video, but it was quickly diverted to make an emergency landing in Washington Dulles International Airport.

Alongside her video, Alves described how 'everything was flying everywhere' during the turbulence.

Camila Alves with her husband Matthew McConaughey.
The flight dropped over Tennessee.
TRISTAR PHOTOS / Alamy Stock Photo

"To respect the privacy of those around me that’s all I am showing but the plane was a CHAOS and the turbulence keep on coming," she wrote.

"Thank God everyone was safe and OK. I must say everyone @marriottbonvoy by the airport of Washington where we had to divert to and spend the night was so kind!

"[Matthew McConaughey] and I made it to the bar with 1 minute before closing…slept well, getting on new flight today."

Alves claimed to have been told the plane 'dropped almost 4,000 feet' at one point, though other passengers have shared different claims about the sudden drop.

Passenger Susan Zimmerman, 34, told the Associated Press one of the pilots told the cabin that the plane had fallen about 1,000 feet.

Items were left scattered across the aisle after the turbulence.

Aviation company Flight Aware reported that the plane descended roughly 10,000 feet over 10 minutes, but that there was a one-minute, 1,000-foot drop at one point.

Zimmerman recalled 'about five seconds of free fall', adding: "It was all of a sudden we lifted up, and then we started dropping down really fast.

"While it was happening, the plates were up, and the ceiling glass was up in the ceiling. My bag was flown back behind me, and it was kind of like you’re in slow motion.”

Officials said seven people on board the plane were taken to local hospitals after it landed in Virginia, though Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Michael Cabbage said the injuries were believed to be minor.

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into the incident.

UNILAD has contacted the FAA and Lufthansa for comment.

Featured Image Credit: @camilamcconaughey/Instagram

Topics: Travel, Celebrity, Matthew McConaughey