These were the chaotic scenes on board an Aeroflot plane as major turbulence threw passengers all over the cabin on a flight between Russian Federation and Thailand.
The injured include 24 Russians and three Thai nationals who suffered injuries ranging from bruises to fractures and broken bones. All were taken to a local hospital for treatment, and fifteen remain hospitalized.
It added that the flight was traveling with 318 passengers and 14 crew on board and that it was struck with turbulence as it flew over Myanmar.
Conflicting figures have emerged, with Aeroflot putting the number of passengers hospitalized at 17, and the Russian Embassy in Bangkok saying it was 15.
"Lots of people from the tail cabin have broken their noses, several people have probably broken their spines". In a couple of seconds, it happened again and lasted for about 10 seconds, we were being thrown out of our seats again. It came out of nowhere.
He praised the work of the flight's crew, telling CNN that they "couldn't have been more professional and courageous".
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"The aircraft personnel couldn't have been more professional and courageous".
"They were heroes in everything they were doing", he said.
It added Flight SU270 - which had departed from Moscow - was about 40 minutes away from the Thai capital when it hit "clear air turbulence", which is unable to be picked up by the weather radar.
The Russian embassy is providing assistance to the injured passengers.
An Aeroflot statement said "clear sky turbulence" is hard to predict, and was the reason passengers were not advised to return to their seats and employ their safety belts.