Singapore Airlines flight horror: 3 Indians among passengers hit by plane turbulence

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Singapore Airlines flight horror: 3 Indians among passengers hit by plane turbulence

The airline said on Tuesday that a significant turbulence over the Indian Ocean caused a Singapore Airlines flight to fall 1,800 meters in three minutes. A 73-year-old man from Britain passed away, most likely from a heart attack, following a violent shake from turbulence.

211 passengers and 18 staff members were traveling from London's Heathrow Airport to Singapore on a Boeing 777. The airline did not provide the conditions of the three passengers who were supposed to be from India.

The flight was diverted and made a landing in Bangkok as a result of the turbulence and bad weather. Authorities stated that several, if not all, of the passengers suffered injuries.

Most passengers were from Australia

56 passengers from Australia, 2 from Canada, 1 from Germany, 3 from India, 2 from Indonesia, 1 from Iceland, 4 from Ireland, 1 from Israel, 16 from Malaysia, 2 from Myanmar, 23 from New Zealand, 5 from the Philippines, 41 from Singapore, 1 from South Korea, 2 from Spain, 47 from the United Kingdom, and 4 from the United States of America are said to be among the passengers' nationalities, according to the carrier.

Singapore Airlines turbulence incident

At 5:05 a.m. (or 2:35 a.m. in Indian time), a relief flight from SQ321 with 143 passengers and crew members touched down in Singapore this morning. Six crew members and an additional 79 passengers, including those undergoing medical attention and their relatives, are still in Bangkok.

"Committed to providing all necessary support and assistance to the passengers and crew members who were on board SQ321, as well as their families and loved ones," stated Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong in a video statement. He remarked, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the surviving family and loved ones of the deceased passenger."