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'Severe Turbulence' Caused 1 Death and 30 Injuries On A Singapore Airlines Flight

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On a trip from London to Singapore, there was tremendous turbulence that resulted in the death of one passenger and injury to thirty more in an extraordinarily unusual incidence. Singapore Airlines has verified the fatality. In Bangkok, the aircraft performed an emergency landing.

Singapore Airlines stated in a statement that flight SQ321, which was traveling to Singapore when it took off on Monday from London's Heathrow Airport, "encountered severe turbulence" en route. After being diverted, the plane touched down at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. (local time). There were 211 passengers and 18 staff members on board the Boeing 777-300 ER.

The airline expressed its sympathies to the deceased passenger's family by saying, "We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing... Our top goal is to help every passenger and member of the crew on board the aircraft as much as we can. We are sending a team to Bangkok to give any further aid required, and we are collaborating with the Thai local authorities to provide the required medical assistance."