Lindsey Vonn, an American Skier, has been waiting eight long years to defend her gold title at the Olympics for downhill skiing. Well, she had to wait an extra six hours Thursday due to a flight delay.
Vonn was supposed to leave Lufthansa at 4:10 p.m. but wasn’t able to leave until after 10 p.m. that night.
According to the skier, officials said that the plane needed new documents in order to take off. All around, planes from the same company, Airbus A340, could not depart. Vonn and other passengers were on the plan for at least three hours before getting off and going back to the airport. Afterward, they boarded a plane from the same company and had to sit for 90 minutes before finally leaving the gate.
Lindsey Vonn’s Flight Delayed For Hours
In a text, to a friend she said that she just wanted to sleep. However, he had to wait.
There were other Olympic athletes on the flight as well. They were from Germany, Italy, and Austria. The Pyeongchang Games opening ceremonies begin this Friday.
Before taking her walk during the opening ceremonies, Vonn will meet with media from all over the world Friday afternoon. However, her first ski event will not be until Saturday, Feb. 17. She will be doing the Super G.
On Thursday, the four-time Olympian told reporters that she was not chosen to be the person to carry the American flag. As of now, it’s up in the air as to who is to carry the U.S. flag during the beginning of the Olympics.
Lucy, Lindsey Vonn’s King Charles spaniel, was asleep during the whole delay fiasco. During the downtime, Vonn was on Twitter interacting with her fans. After hearing that her flight delay became international news, she laughed it off saying that she was fine.