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One dies, several injured as Singapore Airlines flight encounters 'severe turbulence'
Singapore Airlines
Representative Image of a Singapore Airlines flight photo courtesy: Unsplash

One dies, several injured as Singapore Airlines flight encounters 'severe turbulence'

| @indiablooms | 21 May 2024, 04:47 pm

At least one person died and several others were injured after a Singapore Airlines flight from London encountered severe turbulence on Tuesday.

The flight was on its way from London to Singapore.

The airline posted on X: "Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321, operating from London (Heathrow) to Singapore on 20 May 2024, encountered severe turbulence en-route. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok and landed at 1545hrs local time on 21 May 2024."

"We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased," the airline said.

The airline said it is working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance.

SIA said it is sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed.

The aviation company did not specifically mention the total number of people injured in the mishap.

(Note: The Image is a representative photo of a Singapore Airlines flight and it is not related to the flight which encountered the turbulence)

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