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Singapore Airlines Flight Hits Turbulence, One Dead and Several Injured

One person has died after a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence, the airline announced on Tuesday, May 21. The tragic incident occurred on flight SQ321, which had 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board the Boeing 777-300ER.

“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 (SIA) stated in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening.

The flight departed from London’s Heathrow Airport at 10:38 PM local time on Monday. Due to the severe turbulence, the aircraft was diverted to Bangkok and landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 3:45 PM local time (4:45 PM Singapore time) on Tuesday, reports CNA.

“Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft,” SIA said. “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 airline did not provide information on the nationality of the person who died or whether the individual was a passenger or a crew member. SIA emphasized their commitment to supporting those affected by the incident.

This tragic event highlights the unpredictable nature of air travel and the importance of safety measures. The airline is cooperating fully with local authorities to ensure the well-being of all involved and to investigate the incident thoroughly.

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