NewsTurbulence tragedy: One dead, dozens injured on Singapore Airlines flight

Turbulence tragedy: One dead, dozens injured on Singapore Airlines flight

20 passengers from the ill-fated flight remain in the hospital.
20 passengers from the ill-fated flight remain in the hospital.

11:21 AM EDT, May 24, 2024

As a result of severe turbulence during Tuesday's flight from London to Singapore, one person died, and over 70 were injured. In a Bangkok hospital, over 20 passengers remain hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

One person is dead, and many passengers were injured due to severe turbulence during a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 flight from London to Singapore, the airline reported on Tuesday. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Bangkok.

The airline reported that there were 211 passengers and 18 crew members on board.

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital in the capital of Thailand is treating 22 patients with spine and spinal cord problems, six with skull and brain injuries, and another 13 for bone, muscle, and soft tissue issues, the hospital's director, Adinun Kittiratanapaibool, said to reporters on Thursday.

Seventeen passengers had to undergo surgery, he added.

"Happy to be alive"

Passengers who recounted the events on board following the emergency landing in Bangkok said that some passengers and crew were thrown around the cabin, sustaining various—and often bloody—injuries as a result.

Josh Silverstone, one of the Singapore Airlines flight passengers, told CNN that when he left the hospital on Wednesday evening, he was "happy to be alive."

As a result of the incident, a 73-year-old British man died.

On Wednesday morning, one hundred forty-three flight passengers and crew members arrived in Singapore on a replacement aircraft sent by Singapore Airlines.

Source: CNN

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