One passenger dead as flight hit by turbulence

One passenger dead as London-Singapore flight hit by turbulence

by Staff Writer 21-05-2024 | 3:29 PM

One passenger has been killed and more than 30 others others injured on a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore hit by severe turbulence, said the BBC.

The Singapore-bound Boeing 777-300ER was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 15:45 local (08:00 GMT).

The aircraft was carrying a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew, the airline said in a statement.

"Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased," it said.

Meanwhile, Thai PBS reported that a Singapore Airlines flight from London Heathrow Airport made an emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport after encountering turbulence approximately 1.5 hours from Singapore’s Changi Airport.

It was reported that 30 passengers were injured, with one fatality.