Fatality Reported - Singapore Airlines Flight from London Hit by Severe Turbulence

Tragedy struck as a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore encountered severe turbulence, resulting in one fatality and several injuries among the 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board the Boeing 777-300ER. The flight was diverted to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, where an emergency landing was conducted at 3:45 pm (08:45 GMT) on Tuesday.

In a statement released on its Facebook page, Singapore Airlines confirmed that Flight SQ321 faced severe turbulence during its journey, leading to injuries and the unfortunate fatality on board the aircraft. Following the emergency landing, 18 individuals remained hospitalized, with an additional 12 receiving outpatient treatment. Passengers and crew members are undergoing examinations and necessary medical treatment as per the airline's statement.

The victim, identified as a British man, is believed to have suffered a heart attack during the turbulent incident, as reported by Kittipong Kittikachorn, the general manager of Suvarnabhumi Airport. Airports of Thailand group is providing assistance to lightly injured and uninjured passengers at a designated area within the terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The harrowing experience on Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of air travel and the importance of safety measures in handling adverse conditions during flights.