Travel Risk: Turbulence Singapore Airlines SQ321 killed 1 and injured 30 passengers

A passenger is dead and several others are injured after a Singapore Airlines flight hit severe turbulence on Tuesday.

Flight SQ321 had been en route to Singapore from London when the incident occurred. The Boeing 777-300ER diverted to Bangkok for an emergency landing.

The flight dropped 7,000 feet in 6 minutes.

“Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased,” said the airline in a statement. “Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft. 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,” the airline said.

The aircraft had a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

Reported by BBC on 20 May 2024.