If you fly enough, you have had flights with various levels of turbulence. On occasion, the turbulence will be much harder than the usual turbulence and this appears to have been the case with an Aerolineas Argentinas flight from Miami to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
See What Happened Inside This Airplane After the Turbulence Hit
These images were captured and shared on Twitter from a passenger on board this flight. According to the airline, the turbulence struck after flight AR 1303 reached cruising altitude. After the 8 hour flight, crews met the flight and helped 15 people who had been injured during the incident, 8 of whom had to be transported to the hospital. There had been 192 passengers on board this flight.
INCIDENTE EN VUELO DE AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS: Se produjo un incidente producto de una turbulencia severa en un vuelo de Aerolíneas Argentinas, dejando 15 personas heridas de los cuales 8 fueron derivados a un segundo control. El vuelo provenía de MIAMI hacia BUENOS AIRES. pic.twitter.com/MSiNCWghzo
— Martin Narducci (@MartinNarducci) October 19, 2018
That is a lot of disturbance on board that flight from the turbulence, for sure! I have never seen the inside of an aircraft look like that. Since this turbulence supposedly happened near the beginning of the flight (after it reached cruising altitude), I imagine the crew had to get much of this cleaned up to provide any kind of service or help passengers but this had to be one intense task.
But, if you look at this video below, it appears from the inflight map that they are well over South America and the plane is still filled with debris. So, I cannot imagine how bad this flight ended up being for the passengers.
Let this serve as an important reminder – always keep your seat belt buckled when you are in your seat, even if the fasten seat belt sign is off. You never know when heavy turbulence may strike.
Source: USA Today
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