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More than two dozen passengers on an Aeroflot Boeing 777 jet reportedly sought medical treatment after a scary run-in with sudden air turbulence during a flight from Moscow to Bangkok, documented on smartphone videos. Citing reports from Thailand, Russian-based Aeroflot said 27 people suffered injuries, including broken bones. However, reports of spinal fractures were unconfirmed. Aeroflot said it was “impossible to predict” the clear air turbulence that the 777 ran into 40 minutes before landing at Bangkok’s airport. “Therefore, the crew can’t warn passengers of the need to return to their seats,” the airline said. The Federal Aviation Administration says 44 injuries were reported on commercial jets during turbulence last year. In 1997, the phenomenon contributed to one death and scores of injuries during a single Boeing 747 flight.

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