Aerolinas Argentinas A330 hit by turbulence, 15 people injured
An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A330-200, registered as LV-FNK and performing flight AR-1303 from Miami International Airport (MIA), United States, to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) in Argentina, was five hours into its flight when it encountered severe turbulences that left 15 people injured.
Fuerte turbulencia en vuelo de Aerolíneas Argentinas desde Miami a Buenos Aires deja 15 heridos y daños a la cabina de la aeronave. Se trató de un Airbus A330 volando a 39 mil pies. pic.twitter.com/qkFkIKhr79— Conrado Aviación ✈ (@Conradoaviacion) October 19, 2018
According to the company’s official statement, the plane, which was carrying 192 people, was cruising close to several thunderstorms when it was hit by the turbulence, which made it climb up by about 2000 feet. Pictures on social media show food and belonging scattered across the floor, as dinner was being served to the passengers.
After acknowledging that 15 people had been injured, the captain requested medical assistance upon landing. Emergency services were awaiting the aircraft that landed four hours later. Eight passengers were taken to a local hospital.
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