15 passengers injured after Miami flight to Argentina experiences severe turbulence

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A flight headed to Buenos Aires, Argentina from Miami International Airport experienced severe turbulence, leaving 15 passengers injured.

The impact from the turbulence wreaked havoc on the Aerolíneas Argentinas flight that took off from MIA, Thursday night, leaving the interior of the aircraft looking like a storm had swept through.

Pictures and video posted on social media showed parts of the ceiling ripped or buckled, oxygen masks hanging from the ceiling, as well as food and debris lining the entire floor of the aircraft.

One passenger took a video of what appears to be a blood-stained towel while an airline crew member worked to clean the aisle next to them.

Aerolíneas Argentinas released a statement that read in part, “The incident occurred in the flight phase called ‘cruise’ and was immediately reported by the commander in charge of the aircraft. The company arranged its medical equipment at the arrival of the flight to assist those passengers who suffered blows or bruises due to the sudden movements that this type of atmospheric conditions cause.”

It remains unclear how long the frightening ordeal lasted for the 192 passengers on board.

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