Matthew McConaughey was unbuckled on a Lufthansa flight

Matthew McConaughey recently shared his experiences as a passenger on board a Lufthansa flight in March that injured seven passengers.

The ‘Interstellar’ actor, along with his wife, model Camila Alves, and a friend who happened to be a pilot, flew to Frankfurt, Germany last month in the Airbus A330, which took off from Austin, Texas.

As the plane flew about 37,000 feet over Tennessee, it encountered sudden and severe turbulence and reportedly dropped about 10,000 feet in just 10 minutes abc news. At one point, the plane plummeted 1,000 feet in a minute.

“It is suspended disbelief. I mean, it’s zero gravity,” McConaughey said on an upcoming episode of the SiriusXM podcast “Let’s talk in front of the camera” with Kelly Ripawhat was received from Entertainment Tonight. “Your red wine and the glass and plate your food was on are all floating, floating, still just up in the air. And looking at it for so long, which wasn’t so long after all – one, two, three, four [seconds] – and then everything collapses.”

McConaughey said he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the first fall, which came without warning. Then he reached out to make sure Alves was buckled.

He recalled having “a 100 percent feeling” of knowing there was “no way to control this situation,” and called the experience “a hell of a horror.”

“[We] holding hands and just saying, “okay, is that it? Another coming?’ Another one came,” said Alves, who also joined the podcast. “It was strange. You hear people’s reactions. Some people were ghostly quiet. Some people burst out laughing. And it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, that’s fun.’ It was like, ‘I’m in shock.’”

Alves previously shared her experience hours after the plane diverted and landed at Dulles International in Virginia. she posted Video on her Instagram of the aftermath of the plane and shows rolls, towels and plates of food strewn across the cabin floor.

“Everything flew everywhere,” she wrote. “Respecting the privacy of those around me is all I show, but the plane was a CHAOS and the turbulence continues.”

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Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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