The air safety reports from FlyDubai aircrew leaked to the Guardian contain some alarming stories about crew rostering, tiredness and duty times, but another one caught my eye, a description of an encounter with severe clear air turbulence on a flight from Moscow to Dubai (search for 511 VKO-DXB):
Aircraft was uncontrollable at time for 10-15 seconds every now and then. Total duration probably around one and half minute.
What does the pilot mean by uncontrollable? That the aircraft wasn't responding to commands and the crew were helpless passengers, at the mercy of the weather, and that everyone survived simply because it didn't go on long enough to tumble the plane out of the sky? Or that it was just being a bit difficult?