Dozens hurt when 777 jet hits rough air

Aeroflot passenger cabin

Aeroflot passengers were hit by clear air turbulence. (Photo via YouTube)

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.

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