Armenian woman among the injured in Moscow-Bangkok flight

Aeroflot's Boeing 777 takes off at Sheremetyevo international airport

Aeroflot's Boeing 777 takes off at Sheremetyevo international airport

The Russian embassy in Thailand told the media that 24 of the 27 injured people were Russian nationals and the other three were from Thailand.

All of the injured passengers were taken to hospital with injuries of varying severity - mostly bruises and fractures - while Aeroflot said that reports that passengers suffered compression fractures of the spine were "untrue and completely refuted by doctors".

Shocking video footage shows the aftermath of the turbulence, which reportedly pulled babies from parents' arms and injured those walking in the aisle or who weren't wearing seat belts, according to Daily Mail.

One passenger on the flight described the scene to CNN, saying passengers flew out of their seats during the episode.

Summary: After hitting a patch of unexpected air turbulence, passengers on an Aeroflot flight from Russian Federation to Thailand received injuries, some major.

The turbulence hit about 40 minutes before the aircraft was due to land, and was "impossible to foresee", with the crew unable to warn passengers to return to their seats and buckle their seatbelts, Aeroflot said.

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'Lots of people from the tail cabin have broken their noses, several people have probably broken their spines.

Passenger Rostik Rusev said that he'd never been so scared in his life.

Three people needed surgery, two for multiple leg fractures and one for broken ribs, he said. Aeroflot personnel was nothing but heroes who did everything that they could to help the people that were hurt.

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"Fifteen Russians and two Thais are still in hospital", he told AFP, adding that the rest have been discharged.

'The pilot has more than 23 thousand flight hours, and the co-pilot has over 10,500 flight hours. The "air hole" is known as "clear sky turbulence".