BREAKING: One dead, many injured as deadly turbulence hit Singapore-bound plane

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One person died and multiple people were injured on a Singapore Airlines flight that experienced “severe turbulence” while heading from London to Singapore before it was diverted to Bangkok on Tuesday, the company said.

 

“We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. There were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew on board,” the airline said on Facebook.

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The airline added that it was working with Thai authorities to provide medical assistance to passengers, and was sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed.

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Thai authorities have despatched ambulances and emergency teams to the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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It is still unclear as to what exactly happened on board the flight.

 

Turbulence during a flight refers to the irregular or unpredictable movement of air that causes the aircraft to experience sudden, erratic motions.

 

It is a common occurrence and can range from mild bumps to severe jolts.

 

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