One dead as turbulence hits London-Singapore flight

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One passenger dead as severe turbulence hits London-Singapore flight. Investigations underway as airline addresses the tragic incident

Fatal Turbulence: Singapore Airlines Flight Tragedy

 

One dead as turbulence hits London-Singapore flight

A Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore faced severe turbulence, resulting in the death of one passenger and injuries to over 30 others, according to a statement released by the airline on Tuesday.

 

The incident occurred aboard a Boeing 777-300ER carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members. Due to the severity of the situation, the flight was diverted to Bangkok, Thailand, where it made an emergency landing at 3:45 p.m. local time.

 

"Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased," the airline's statement read. "Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft."

 

Upon landing, local emergency crews from Bangkok's Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital swiftly arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport to treat the injured passengers. A spokesperson for the airport confirmed that medical teams were on standby, prepared to provide immediate care.

 

Singapore's Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat expressed his sorrow over the incident in a Facebook post. "I am deeply saddened to learn about the incident onboard Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London Heathrow to Singapore," he wrote, assuring that the Singaporean government would offer assistance to the passengers and their families.

 

This tragic event marks the first fatality on a Singapore Airlines flight since October 2000, when a plane crashed during takeoff in Taiwan, resulting in the deaths of 83 people. Known as one of the world’s premier long-distance carriers, Singapore Airlines is now focused on supporting the affected passengers and their families in the aftermath of this unexpected and devastating turbulence.


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