At least 27 passengers were injured when the Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok, Thailand, was caught in a severe air turbulence on Monday.
According to the statement of the Russian Embassy in Bangkok, 24 people and three Thais were injured, some suffered serious fractures and bruises when the plane suddenly hit the "air pocket" during your approach to Suvarnabhumi airport.
"Injured passengers were not wearing seat belts, all the victims were taken to a local hospital with various injuries, mostly fractures, bruises, some of which require surgery, 15 people were hospitalized," - said at the Embassy.
The airport authority of Thailand said in a press release that 30 passengers were injured during the flight, and 27 people were transferred to hospital Semitic Srinakarin in Bangkok. Management added that the Boeing 777 was traveling with 318 passengers and 14 crew members on Board and the plane hit turbulence when flying over Myanmar.
Aeroflot issued a statement explaining the circumstances of the incident, which occurred 40 minutes prior to landing, stating that this type of turbulence known as "clear sky turbulence", it is difficult to notice because "it is not in the clouds and in clear skies with good visibility."
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