Russian flight runs into severe turbulence

Russian flight runs into severe turbulence

Over 24 passengers were injured on a Russian Aeroflot airline from Moscow to Bangkok when their Boeing 777 ran into "severe turbulence" 40 minutes before landing at the Thai capital on Monday.

The airline said the crew was unable to warn passengers of the approaching danger as the turbulence occurred in a clear sky.

Russian citizens traveling by Aeroflot airlines from Moscow to Bangkok were injured due to turbulence hitting the aircraft, the Russian Embassy in Thailand said in a statement.

It said 24 of the injured were Russian nationals and 15 of them were taken to a Bangkok hospital for treatment.

 A part of the passengers had not fastened the seat belts when the aircraft got into the turbulence zone, which led to injuries.

Aeroflot operates two flights a day from Moscow to Bangkok. Thailand is a top destination for Russian tourists, with many visiting the country's beach destinations.

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