One Dead After Boeing 777 Hit By ‘Severe Turbulence’ On London-Singapore Flight

A British man died after a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 encountered severe turbulence and suddenly fell 6,000 feet on a London-Singapore flight.

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What transpired on the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER during the mid-air incident is described by passengers as follows:

“Suddenly the aircraft starts tilting up and there was shaking so I started bracing for what was happening, and very suddenly there was a very dramatic drop so everyone seated and not wearing a seatbelt was launched immediately into the ceiling.

“Some people hit their heads on the baggage cabins overhead and dented it; they hit the places where lights and masks are and broke straight through it,” Dzafran Azmir, a 28-year-old student on the flight, told ABC News. 

Here’s a video taken inside the cabin after the sudden 6,000-foot descent:

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‘Severe turbulence’ struck a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER on Tuesday during a London to Singapore trip, necessitating an emergency diversion to Bangkok. Sadly, one passenger has been officially declared dead. A spate of mid-air disasters prompts new worries about the safety of Boeing jet travel in light of this episode.

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Although nothing has been confirmed, aviation sleuths on X are using website flight tracking data from Flightradar24, which indicates that Flight SQ 321 suddenly fell 6,000 feet ‘due to an air pocket’.

This picture was taken inside the aircraft shortly after the mishap.

Since then, the aircraft has landed, and emergency personnel have been sent to transport the injured people to nearby hospitals.

“We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER,” Singapore Airlines wrote in a statement published on Facebook, adding there were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew on board.

“Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321, operating from London (Heathrow) to Singapore on 20 May 2024, encountered severe turbulence en route. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok and landed at 1545hrs local time on 21 May 2024,” the airlines added.

According to a recent report by GreatGameIndia, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said Boeing planes are safe, despite a series of recent incidents involving the aircraft.

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