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Singapore Airlines flight hit by severe turbulence: 1 dead, 30 injured May 21,2024 - 09:56 PM

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SIA added that the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew on board. The Straits Times/Asia News Network

SINGAPORE —  A passenger died, and several others sustained injuries when a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to Singapore experienced severe turbulence in the air.

In a Facebook post on May 21, SIA said the aircraft was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 3:45 pm.

Several media outlets in Thailand reported that about 30 passengers were injured.

The airline added that the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew on board.

It said: “Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.”

It added that it is helping all passengers and crew on board the aircraft and working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance, and sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed.

In another post, the airline said there were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

“The nationalities of the passengers are as follows: 56 from Australia, 2 from Canada, 1 from Germany, 3 from India, 2 from Indonesia, 1 from Iceland, 4 from Ireland, 1 from Israel, 16 from Malaysia, 2 from Myanmar, 23 from New Zealand, 5 from the Philippines, 41 from Singapore, 1 from South Korea, 2 from Spain, 47 from the United Kingdom, and 4 from the United States of America,” the post stated.

This is a developing story.


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