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One useless after Singapore Airways flight from London hits heavy turbulence

An individual has died and at the least 20 others have been left injured on a Singapore Airways flight that was smashed by turbulence.

The Singapore-bound Boeing 777-300ER, which took off from London, was diverted to Bangkok after the incident.

211 passengers and 18 crew had been on board, the airline stated in a press release.

“Singapore Airways provides its deepest condolences to the household of the deceased,” the assertion stated.

“Our precedence is to offer all doable help to all passengers and crew on board the plane.”

The airline stated it was working with Thai authorities to offer medical help to passengers.

Thai authorities have dispatched ambulances and emergency groups to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

“I’m deeply saddened to study concerning the incident on-board Singapore Airways flight SQ321 from London Heathrow to Singapore,”

Singapore’s Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat stated in a Fb put up following the incident.

One passenger instructed Reuters the plane had begun “tilting up and there was shaking”.

“So I began bracing for what was occurring, and really all of the sudden there was a really dramatic drop,” 28-year-old Dzafran Azmir stated.

“So everybody seated and never sporting seatbelt was launched instantly into the ceiling.

“Some folks hit their heads on the luggage cabins overhead and dented it, they hit the locations the place lights and masks are and broke straight by way of it.”

Monitoring knowledge offered by FlightRadar24 confirmed the flight was cruising at 37,000 ft earlier than all of the sudden dropping to 31,000 ft in simply three minutes.

The plane remained at 31,000 ft for about 10 minutes earlier than touchdown in Bangkok half-hour later.

“There’s some suggestion the flight hit an air pocket earlier than it needed to make this emergency touchdown,” Sky Asia journalist Cordelia Lynch stated.

“There are some pictures circulating on social media that present elements of the aircraft inside and lots of scattered particles.”

Extra to come back.

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