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One dead, 30 injured after Singapore airliner hits severe turbulence

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One dead, 30 injured after Singapore airliner hits severe turbulence

2024-05-22 04:01 Last Updated At:15:27

Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London to Singapore left one passenger dead and 30 others injured on Tuesday, forcing an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand's capital Bangkok, Thai authorities said.

The deceased was a 73-year-old British man, according to local reports.

The Boeing 777-300ER jet experienced severe turbulence en route and was forced to divert to Bangkok, where it landed at 15:45 local time, Singapore Airlines said in a statement.

There were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board the flight, according to the airline.

The injured passengers, including seven in critical condition, were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, said Kittipong Kittikachorn, Suvarnabhumi airport general manager.

"We received the message that a Singapore Airlines flight was seeking to land at Suvarnabhumi airport because a turbulence had injured passengers onboard. That's all we knew at that time -- someone was injured. Upon the airliner's landing at Suvarnabhumi airport, medical personnel rushed into the cabin. They found numerous injured passengers and one dead. Suvarnabhumi airport immediately activated an emergency plan, and relevant departments and staff entered the cabin to assist in the rescue," said Kittipong.

Airport officials are providing assistance to the remaining passengers while a replacement aircraft is scheduled to land at the airport on Tuesday night, Kittipong told a news conference.

The flight experienced a sudden and dramatic descent of over 1,800 meters in five minutes when approaching Thailand, according to a flight data platform.

One dead, 30 injured after Singapore airliner hits severe turbulence

One dead, 30 injured after Singapore airliner hits severe turbulence

One dead, 30 injured after Singapore airliner hits severe turbulence

One dead, 30 injured after Singapore airliner hits severe turbulence

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