Russian airliner collided with a rare weather phenomenon, 20 people were injured

About 20 passengers of “Boeing-777” flight SU 270 Moscow-Bangkok Russian airline “Aeroflot” has suffered because the aircraft hit “turbulence clear sky”. This was announced by head of the consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Thailand Vladimir Sosnov.

“The victims have multiple fractures. Among them there are Russians and foreigners,” – said the Russian diplomat.

According to him, the incident occurred during the lowering of liner. Sosnov suggests that suffered by those who was not wearing a seatbelt. The diplomat said that all the victims were taken to the hospital.

According to the airline, on Monday while approaching Bangkok airport the Boeing 777 was in the area of short-term turbulence.

The airline said that the main feature of this turbulence is that “it does not arise in the clouds and in the clear sky with good visibility where weather radar can’t catch it coming”, so the crew can not warn passengers about the need to return to their seats.

Recall that military plane An-26 crashed in Cuba, eight people were killed.