Passengers on a German-bound Lufthansa flight that experienced major turbulence were instructed to “delete all photos and videos” of the event, according to Business Today.

Due to “severe turbulence,” the flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC.

The plane’s flight crew ordered passengers to delete all photos and videos of the incident, which occurred on March 1 while the plane was in the air over Tennessee, the Insider reported.

The severe turbulence injured at least seven passengers, who were transferred to area hospitals once the plane landed in DC.

One of the injured passengers, Rolanda Schmidt, told the news outlet that the plane experienced a dangerous sudden drop that caused food and personal items to fly around the cabin.

She suffered a concussion, an arm injury and may have a fractured hip.

Schmidt described that as the plane was about to make an emergency landing at Dulles Airport, a flight attendant ordered passengers to “delete all your images and videos."

Five minutes later, the same flight attendant made an announcement saying the same thing, but claimed that it was necessary to protect the privacy of everyone on board.

According to an Instagram post from another passenger, the turbulence, which “kept on coming,” caused the plane to fall nearly 4,000 feet.