Passengers injured as Aeroflot flight hits severe turbulence before landing in Bangkok

These were the chaotic scenes on board an Aeroflot plane as major turbulence threw passengers all over the cabin on a flight between Russia and Thailand

These were the chaotic scenes on board an Aeroflot plane as major turbulence threw passengers all over the cabin on a flight between Russia and Thailand

"All of the injured have been taken to a local hospital".

The Russian embassy is providing assistance to the injured passengers. "The reasons behind the injures was that some of the passengers had not had their seatbelts fastened". In her post, Zibrova described the result of the numerous air pockets the plane encountered.

"Every year in the world of civil aviation, there are about 750 recorded cases of clear air turbulence".

Rostik Rusev, who is from Ukraine but lives in Hackensack, New Jersey, was on the flight and told CNN it was so bad it threw passengers out of their seats.

"There was blood on the ceiling, people with broken noses, babies who were hurt, it was awful".

Aeroflot has only confirmed that passengers suffered limb fractures and bruises, denying that there were any spinal fractures.

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After the plane safely landed, 15 Russian passengers were sent to a hospital for treatment, three of whom have had operations.

The airline agreed to pay all medical costs of the injured.

Passenger phone footage broadcast by Rossiya 24 state television channel showed a scene of chaos inside the cabin, with injured passengers on the floor, smears of blood on luggage racks and oxygen masks hanging down.

One of the passengers who was on board during the incident said: "It happened all of a sudden, and was absolutely unexpected: the plane was thrown up and down, we nearly jumped out of our seats in the front".

People walking in the aisle and without seat belts on were injured, it was reported.

"People started to get out of the plane, and the medics didn't board for another 40 minutes".

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