Severe turbulence on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok left at least 27 passengers battered and bruised on Monday, reports CNN.
According to a statement released by the Russian Embassy in Bangkok, the plane hit an unexpected "air hole" during its approach to the airport, injuring 24 Russians and 3 Thais. Some passengers suffered fractures and bruises.
All victims were taken to a local hospital. Fifteen people remain in care.
Rostik Rusev, of Hackensack, New Jersey, was on the flight and posted this video to Instagram.
Aeroflot issued a statement explaining that this type of turbulence is known as "clear sky turbulence" which is difficult to prepare for because it does not occur in cloudy skies. but instead in clear weather.
The statement added that about 750 cases of clear-sky turbulence are reported globally each year.