15 injured when flight to Buenos Aires hits violent turbulence

Food, containers and even passengers were thrown into the air aboard the Aerolinias Argentina plane from Miami.
1:30 | 10/20/18

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Transcript for 15 injured when flight to Buenos Aires hits violent turbulence
Thank you. And now to the plane out of Miami hitting severe turbulence. Passengers sent into the air. Here's David Kerley tonight. Reporter: It was violent, jarring, and damaging inside this a-330. "We had tremendous turbulence. There were people who were slammed against the roof," this passenger said. Some injured, bleeding, as food containers, pillows were thrown into aisles. The galley, a mess. The inside fuselage stained from drinks that went flying as well. Turbulence can hit with no warning. It happens when a fast moving jet stream and one moving slower pass along each other, disturbing the air. Pilots often can't see it. That's clear air turbulence. They were cruising at altitude when they hit the rough air. David, we know that several passengers were evaluated for further treatment? Reporter: As the 15 were injured, 8 were taken for a checkup. All injuries described as minor. About 24 people in the U.S. Are injured on flights in the U.S. Every year. David, thank you. We're going to turn now to

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