One person dead, many injured as Singapore Airlines flight hits turbulence – CNBC TV18

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One person has died and many others suffered injuries after a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, operating as flight SQ321, made an emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport at 15:45 local time (08:00 GMT) on Tuesday, May 21. As per the data on FlightRadar24, the Boeing 777 was cruising at an altitude of 37,000 feet but suddenly pitched down to 31,000 feet over a span of about three minutes.

The airline confirmed the casualty and expressed its condolences, “We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. There were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew on board. Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.”

“Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft. We are 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,” the airlines said in a statement.

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