Severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight: seven critically injured and one lifeless from a coronary heart assault | EUROtoday

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One individual died and over fifty individuals had been injured within the extreme turbulence that affected the Singapore Airlines flight touring from London to Singapore. The airplane, a Boeing 777-300ER, was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 3.45pm native time. There had been 211 passengers and 18 crew members on the flight, the corporate mentioned in a press release. “Singapore Airlines extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased,” it mentioned.

The sufferer is a 73-year-old British citizen who apparently died following a coronary heart assault.

More than 50 individuals had been injured, seven of them critically. Singapore Airlines mentioned flight SQ321 had taken off from London Heathrow Airport and “encountered severe turbulence en route”. “We are working with local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance and have sent a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed,” the airline added.

About 11 hours into the flight from takeoff in London, the airplane dropped sharply from an altitude of about 37,000 ft to 31,000 ft in simply 5 minutes because it completed crossing the Andaman Sea and approached Thailand, in accordance with the info by FlightRadar 24.

«Suddenly the airplane began to tilt and lurch, so I began to arrange myself for what was taking place, and instantly there was a really dramatic collapse, whereby all of the passengers sitting and with out seat belts had been thrown instantly in the direction of the ceiling,” Dzafran Azmir, a 28-year-old pupil on board the flight, informed Reuters.