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27 people injured as Aeroflot plane hits air pocket in Thailand

Baku, May 1, AZERTAC

Some 27 people were injured when a plane of Russia's flagship air carrier Aeroflot hit an air pocket while on route from Moscow to Thailand's Bangkok, a Russian diplomat said.

The plane, on flight SU 270, was struck with turbulence some 40 minutes before landing on Monday, according to TASS.

"According to updated information, 27 people have been hospitalized, 24 of them are Russians and three are Thai citizens," the head of the Russian embassy in Thailand's consular department, Vladimir Sosnov, said.

Four Russians have been already discharged from hospital, he said.

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