One Dead, 30 Injured in Singapore Airline Turbulence

One passenger was killed and 30 injured after a Singapore Airlines flight from London hit severe turbulence on Tuesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Bangkok.


The Boeing 777-300ER plane with 211 passengers and 18 crew was headed to Singapore when it made the emergency landing,” the airline explained.

The plane, which left the UK on Monday at 10:17 p.m. local time, reportedly experienced severe turbulence while entering airspace in the region, which is currently experiencing extreme tropical thunderstorms.

A passenger, Dzafran Azmir, a 28-year-old student who was on the flight, told newsmen that the incident involved the sensation of rising and then falling.

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Azmir narrated, “Suddenly the aircraft started tilting up and there was shaking, so I started bracing for what was happening, and very suddenly there was a very dramatic drop, so everyone seated and not wearing a seatbelt was launched immediately into the ceiling.

“Some people hit their heads on the baggage cabins overhead and dented them; they hit the places where lights and masks are and broke straight through them,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the airline disclosed that the plane was diverted to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, where it made an emergency landing at 3:45.

Uninjured passengers disembarked, and another aircraft will fly them onward,” the airline stated.

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