Turbulence Injures 15 on Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight

At least 15 people were injured due to “severe intense turbulence” on an Aerolíneas Argentinas flight from Miami to Buenos Aires, the company said in a statement.

The airline described the injuries as “minor.” The plane carried about 190 passengers.

Turbulence, which can occur when two air masses of different temperature or speed collide, can generate sudden, forceful movements to an aircraft.

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