Anytime I'm anywhere near an A380 (infight) my sphincter tightens just a bit. . .
"A short time later (1-2 minutes) the aircraft encountered wake turbulence sending the aircraft into an uncontrolled roll, turning the aircraft around at least 3 times (possibly even 5 times), both engines flamed out, the aircraft lost about 10,000 feet until the crew was able to recover the aircraft, restart the engines and divert to Muscat. The aircraft received damage beyond repair due to the G-forces, and was written off."
This is was basically an RJ, something many of us fly on everyday. And I'm not necessarily picking on the A380, it's the 1000 foot separation that the culprit I think. However, I see no way around it.
when we say please keep those seat belts fastened while seated, this is why. Most encounters aren't this bad, but can still hurt you.