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At least one passenger dies and 30 injured on Singapore Airlines flight from Heathrow

by LLB staff reporter
21st May 24 11:35 am

A Singapore Airlines flight declared an emergency after turbulence killed one passenger and left some 30 passengers were left injured on a flight from Heathrow Airport.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 left London Heathrow and turbulence forced the flight to divert to Thailand.

The flight left Heathrow on Monday evening at 10.38pm and around an hour and a half later an emergency was declared.

The flight landed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok just before 4pm and ambulances were seen on the tarmac by the plane, local media reported that one person had died.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321, operating from London (Heathrow) to Singapore on 21 May 2024, encountered severe turbulence en-route. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok and landed at 1545hrs local time.

We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. There were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew on board.

“Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft.

“We are working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance, and sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed. We will provide regular updates on our Facebook and X accounts.”

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