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un useless and thirty injured. This is the human toll of Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 connecting London to Singapore, which needed to land in Bangkok urgently this Tuesday, May 21 within the morning after experiencing extreme turbulence. A number of hours after the tragedy, that is what we all know.

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What occurred on the London-Singapore flight

This Tuesday, May 21, a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 made an emergency touchdown in Bangkok at 3:45 p.m. native time, or 10:45 a.m. French time. The aircraft, which was carrying 18 crew members and 211 passengers, nearly all of whom had been Australians, British and Singaporeans, had left London the day earlier than and was resulting from attain Singapore. This touchdown occurred following “strong turbulence encountered” en route.

According to flight monitoring knowledge from the Boeing 777-300ER, the plane, which was at an altitude of 37,000 ft – greater than 11 kilometers – fell greater than 6,000 ft (1.8 kilometers ) in simply 5 minutes because it flew over the Andaman Sea, which borders Burma and Thailand.

Death of a 73-year-old British man, most likely from a coronary heart assault

In a submit on Facebook, reported on X, Singapore Airlines confirmed that there have been “injuries and one death on board”. The director of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, Kittipong Kittikachorn, revealed that the deceased was a 73-year-old British man. During a press convention, he clarified that the sufferer had “probably died of a heart attack”. According to him, a number of injured folks have head impacts and 7 of them are in vital situation.

As of seven:50 p.m. Singapore time (that's 1:50 p.m. PST), 18 folks had already been hospitalized and 12 extra had been being handled. Singapore Airlines says “other passengers and crew are currently being examined and receiving necessary treatment” at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Assistance in Bangkok

In its assertion, Singapore Airlines “extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased passenger” and apologizes “for the traumatic experience” skilled by passengers and crew members.

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