No, I do not think he will. As a curiosity let me say that I have heard stories about sailor in the sea during an earthquake and felt nothing unusual . They were very surprised to see the devastation on his return to earth .
For a technical response when a waveform changes the media through which it is traveling, the characteristics change , both the amplitude and frequency change to undetectable values , and , from enery wave in the air travels as a wave pressure , inefficiency thermodinamical of collisions between air molecules dissipate energy before reaching any perceptible heigt , and also , keep in mind that the earth is a solid and the air is a fluid dynamic , so the intensity of the pressure wave in its upward movement is also dissipated by the horizontal movement of air
In theory , yes .
The shaking of the ground during an earthquake is caused by the energy waves . The waves are able to pass the solid medium of surface rocks and in the gaseous medium of the atmosphere and then the plane.
In practice , however ...
The frequency of the waves produced by an earthquake is too low to effectively propagate through the air and the energy is dissipated long before it could produce any remarkable effect on a plane.
As a pilot and a geologist , it seems very unlikely .
The first consideration is the medium through which the wave is transferred . Consider this simple experiment . If you wave your hand in the air , the wind generates not feel someone across the room. Air is a terrible vibration transmitter . It tends to dampen vibrations . Now consider that the plane was several miles in the air , it seems highly unlikely that the aircraft have felt the effects of the earthquake .
Secondly, geologically , seismic waves tend to radiate from the epicenter and probably never felt the epicenter exactly opposite point on the surface of the Earth. The nickel-iron core damps earthquake shock waves to the point where the waves simply never appear on the opposite side of the earth.
Third, no warning signs on a plane to indicate that the Earth is changing .
Fourth, the plane was landing for a stopover , so it was low on fuel already. Most sources point to run out of fuel or malfunction of the fuel system as teh probable cause of the accident .
Fifth, the article to which you refer for the first time in the Russian equivalent of the National Enquirer or Weekly World News ( Scandal Magazines Grocery Store) .
Therefore, when flying there is little to fear from the earth shaking beneath you. In fact , you're probably safer where you are.