One dead and thirty injured due to ‘strong turbulence’ during a flight from London to Singapore

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The plane, a Boeing 777-300 ER, left London’s Heathrow Airport with 211 passengers and 18 crew en route to the Asian city-state, and suffered the incident en route.

A 73-year-old British man lost his life and 30 people were injuredincluding seven in critical condition when a Singapore Airlines plane flew this Tuesday from London to Singapore is shocked by “strong turbulence“, the company and the Thai authorities report.

The plane, a Boeing 777-300 ER, left London’s Heathrow Airport with 211 passengers and 18 crew en route to the Asian city-state, and suffered the incident en route.

the pilot asked emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, arriving at around 3:45 PM local time (20:45 GMT).

The director of listed company Thailand Airports, Kittipong Kittikachorn, said the deceased could have died of a heart attack and indicated that the injured had been admitted to a hospital in Bangkok.

Another twelve passengers were transferred and treated at various hospitals, while the rest of the passengers and crew in need received medical attention at Bangkok airport.

According to the portal data Flight radarThe plane suffered a sudden loss of altitude for four minutes, descending from 37,000 to 31,000 feet, when it apparently managed to stabilize.

In a video published on social networks, you can see the interior of the plane with a partially fallen roof, hits on the upper luggage racks and the corridors full of blankets, papers and food packages, as well as traces of blood.

Source: EITB

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