May 21, 2024, 4:15 PM

One dead after severe turbulence on Boeing flight from UK

One dead after severe turbulence on Boeing flight from UK

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Turbulence on the Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London, UK to Singapore has left at least one passenger dead and 30 injured after being forced into an emergency landing in Bangkok, Thailand

At least one person has died and several others have been injured after a plane from London experienced severe turbulence.

According to Mirror, the passenger on Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321 died and 20 others were injured on a flight from London to Singapore forcing an emergency landing in Thailand. It departed the UK just before 10 pm on Monday night.

More than 200 passengers were on the Boeing 777 plane, which experienced severe turbulence while entering airspace in the region, which is currently experiencing extreme tropical thunderstorms. Images show food and debris strewn on the floor of the aircraft following the disruption.

The plane registered 9V-SWM was diverted to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok where it made an emergency landing shortly before 4 pm local time. It had been scheduled to land at the Singapore Changi Airport at 6:10 pm local time.

Local media reported that one passenger had died and around 20 others were injured, leading to the emergency landing. In addition to the 211 passengers on board, there were 18 crew members.

During the journey, the Boeing reached an altitude of around 37,000ft (11,277 meters), data shared by aviation website FlightRadar24 shows.

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.


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