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Dozens hurt when 777 jet hits rough air

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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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