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1 dead, 30 injured in ‘severe turbulence’ during Singapore Airlines flight



1 dead, 30 injured in 'severe turbulence' during Singapore Airlines flight

The plane had 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

In a rare incident, a passenger was killed and 30 others injured due to severe turbulence on a flight from London to Singapore. The death was confirmed by Singapore Airlines.

In a statement, Singapore Airlines said flight number SQ321, which departed from London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday and was bound for Singapore, encountered “severe turbulence” en route. The plane was diverted to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, where it landed at 3:45 pm (local time) on Tuesday.

The aircraft – a Boeing 777-300 ER – had 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

The airline extended its condolences to the family of the deceased person and said: “We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing… Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on on board the Boeing.” aircraft We are working with local authorities in Thailand to provide any necessary medical assistance and are sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance.

Experts say such injuries usually occur when passengers are not wearing seat belts and the pilot has been unable to provide advance warning because weather radar information does not indicate turbulence. In such cases, passengers could be thrown around the cockpit, which could lead to injuries.

In May last year, turbulence had resulted in several passengers being injured on a Delhi-Sydney Air India flight.