Singapore Airlines reinforces safety measures on its flights after turbulence that price a passenger the life | EUROtoday

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Singapore Airlines has determined to droop meal service on flights when the seat belt alert is turned on, a interval wherein the crew should additionally stay seated and strapped in, in response to the incident with turbulence that induced one dying and dozens of accidents.

The airline communicated these measures in a response to questions from the Singapore newspaper The Straits Times after the occasion that occurred this Tuesday, when the corporate's flight SQ321, which lined the route London-Singaporesuffered a violent shake that left one lifeless and 100 injured.

The aircraft, a Boeing 777-300 ER With 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board, it needed to make an emergency touchdown on the airport in Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the most recent replace from well being authorities, about 40 persons are nonetheless admitted to a Bangkok hospital, 20 in intensive care, though their lives aren’t at risk.

The airline, thought of the second finest on the planet after Qatar Airways According to trade awards, he indicated that any further all foods and drinks provides shall be minimize off in the course of the turbulence, though beforehand they solely restricted liquid provides.

Likewise, crew members should place objects that might be thrown throughout a mishap in secure locations, and they’ll stay seated and buckled at these occasions.

“SIA (Singapore Airlines) will continue to review our safety measures as the well-being of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance,” added a spokesperson for the airline, in keeping with The Straits Times.

This is the primary SIA accident with fatalities for the reason that SQ006 tragedy in 2000, which crashed after taking off from the incorrect runway from Taiwan throughout a monsoon, inflicting 83 deaths of the 179 on board.

As for SQ321, the aircraft skilled turbulence with none prior warning, in keeping with what a passenger instructed EFE, when it was flying over Burmania (Myanmar)about ten hours after beginning his journey and a couple of and a half hours earlier than reaching his vacation spot, and requested an emergency touchdown in Bangkok.

This passenger indicated that the short-lived turbulence shook the aircraft when the crew was getting ready breakfast service and plenty of passengers had been getting as much as go to the toilet or stretch as the top of the flight approached, so not everybody was sporting a seatbelt. security, nor the crew.

On Wednesday, 131 passengers and 12 crew members traveled to Singapore on a flight chartered by Singapore Airlines.

Technicians from the Singapore Transport safety places of work, Thailand and the United Statesthe place Boeing, the producer of the gadget, comes from, take part within the investigation into the occasion.