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One person killed, 30 injured after London-Singapore flight hit by severe turbulence

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One person has died and more than 30 others are injured after a Singapore Airlines Boeing flight hit severe turbulence Tuesday.

The Boeing 777-300ER jet was headed to Singapore from London when it was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok at 3:45 p.m. local time, the airline said.

The flight was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew at the time.


One person died on the Singapore Airline flight. REUTERS

The Singapore-bound Boeing 777-300ER was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 15:45 local (08:00 GMT).
The Singapore-bound Boeing 777-300ER was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 15:45 local (08:00 GMT). Flightaware

“Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased,” the airline said in a statement.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the onboard fatality was a passenger or crew member.

“Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft,” the airline said.

“We are working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance, and sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed.”

Local emergency crews from the Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital rushed to the scene to transfer injured people from the runway to undergo treatment.

Footage posted on social media showed a stream of ambulances streaming to the site.

With Post wires

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