Here’s a very good reminder of why passengers should keep their seat belts fastened, and avoid hanging around the exit doors, lavatories and galley areas. On Thursday, an Aerolineas Argentinas flight en route from Miami to Buenos Aires encountered severe turbulence during the meal service. Around 15 passengers suffered injuries and 8 of those had to be taken to the hospital.
Flight number AR1303, operated by an Airbus A330-200 departed Miami at approximately 1.30pm and was flying around an area of thunderstorms when it suddenly hit the turbulence around 4 and a half hours into the flight. Flight tracking service, Flightradar24 shows the aircraft suddenly dropping 700 feet and then being bounded up 1500 feet.