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British Man Dies and Seven Critically Injured After Severe Turbulence on Singapore Airlines Flight

The unexpected turbulence caused injuries to a total of 30 people, including both passengers and crew.

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A 73-year-old British man died and seven others were critically injured after a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence, officials reported on Tuesday.

The flight, a Boeing 777-300ER operated by Singapore Airlines, was diverted to Bangkok, where it landed at 3:45 p.m. local time. The unexpected turbulence caused injuries to a total of 30 people, including both passengers and crew.

Singapore Airlines announced that 18 of the injured were hospitalized, while 12 others were treated at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. “The remaining passengers and crew are being examined and given treatment, where necessary,” the airline stated.

Interior of the Aircraft. Photo Credit: Reuters

Kittipong Kittikachorn, director of Bangkok’s airport, confirmed the British man’s death on board the flight but did not elaborate on the cause. The man’s wife, who was also injured, has been hospitalized.

Singapore Airlines and local authorities are providing medical care and support to the affected passengers and crew. The incident underscores the unpredictable nature of turbulence and the importance of safety measures during flights.

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