Singapore Airlines Turbulence: 1 Dead, 30 Injured on London-Singapore Flight

Singapore Airlines Flight Incident: Turbulence Tragedy

A Singapore Airlines flight bound for Myanmar was caught in an air turbulence on May 21. A sudden turbulence caused the tragic death of a 73-year-old British passenger, while 30 others were injured. The flight, a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER, departed from London and was scheduled to land in Singapore at 2:45 PM local time.

Approximately 11 hours after takeoff, the flight encountered severe weather conditions, leading to an air turbulence at 37,000 feet in Myanmar airspace. Several passengers were thrown off their seats during the incident. The aircraft rapidly descended from 37,000 feet to 31,000 feet within just 5 minutes.

During this time, passengers were not warned to fasten their seatbelts as the aircraft descended, leading to many passengers being thrown off their seats. Many sustained injuries, with one passenger tragically losing their life.

Following the incident, the flight was diverted to Bangkok and performed an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The flight eventually landed in Singapore at 3:40 PM local time.

Flight Interior Photo: Turbulence Causes Food and Other Items to Scatter, Passengers Distressed

A total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members were onboard the flight. The flight was scheduled to land at Changi Airport in Singapore at 6:10 PM local time. Singapore Airlines has expressed condolences to the family of the deceased passenger. Following the plane’s landing, several ambulances rushed to the airport. The injured passengers were admitted to a nearby hospital.

What is Turbulence? Turbulence refers to disruptions in the flow of air, which help the aircraft to fly. It occurs when the aircraft encounters irregular vertical motion, causing it to deviate from its regular path. This phenomenon is known as turbulence. Sometimes, turbulence can cause the aircraft to experience sudden changes in altitude, moving up and down from a few feet to several feet.

This is why turbulence makes passengers feel like the aircraft is flying on a bumpy road. Turbulence can be mild, like driving on a slightly rough road, or severe, like driving on a very bad road.

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