Flight Turbulence Left At Least 27 Injured
Washington, D.C.: An Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok unexpectedly hit severe air turbulence, leaving at least 27 people with injuries.
The injured – 24 Russians and 3 Thais – suffered heavy bruises and fractures, when the flight hit an air hole just one hour in its journey before landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
“Some injured passengers were not wearing seat belts,” the embassy said, according to CNN.
All victims were taken to a local hospital with various injuries, mostly fractures and bruises. Some require surgery. Fifteen people remain hospitalized, the embassy said.
The injured were taken to Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital in Bangkok, according to the Airport Authority of Bangkok. The authority said that 30 people were injured, while three of them chose their own treatment.
The flight was carrying 318 passengers and 14 crewmembers.