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.
3 hours ago I was on a Plane going From Moscow to Bangkok, out of nowhere we hit turbulence, that was so bad that it was throwing people around like crazy. Blood everywhere, people with broken bones, noses, open fractures, baby's with head injuries, I can keep going and going. Thank God we are Alive! I really hope @aeroflot @aeroflotrus will do right by everybody that got hurt! Aeroflot personnel was nothing but heroes who did everything that they could to help the people that were hurt. Regarding the pilot, I can say he saved us all. #thankyou I can honestly say I have never been so scared in my life before. #aeroflot #emergency. we are ok!