Chaotic London-Singapore flight: 20 people are currently in intensive care in Bangkok

Chaotic London-Singapore flight: 20 people are currently in intensive care in Bangkok
Chaotic London-Singapore flight: 20 people are currently in intensive care in Bangkok

Twenty people who traveled aboard the Singapore Airlines flight which experienced turbulence before an emergency landing in Bangkok on Tuesday are in intensive care in hospitals in the Thai capital, facilities announced on Wednesday.

The patients from Australia, Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Philippines were in intensive care units at Samitivej Srinakarin and Samitivej Sukhumvit hospitals, a spokesperson said. word from the hospital group to AFP.

Flight number SQ321 departed from Heathrow Airport in London and was scheduled to connect Singapore. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-312 according to Flightradar, experienced “sudden severe turbulence”. It was then diverted to Bangkok, Thailand, and made an emergency landing at 3:45 p.m. local time (10:45 a.m. French time) this Tuesday.

According to passengers’ testimonies, the aircraft rose and suddenly plunged several times. On board, a septuagenarian lost his life and at least 70 people were injured, six of them seriously. People on board were thrown into the cabin with such force that their skulls hit the ceiling, causing significant head injuries.

The deceased passenger was a 73-year-old British man who suffered from a “heart condition”, said Kittipong Kittikachorn, general director of the Thai capital’s airport, quoted by The Guardian. “The death now requires an autopsy, but we believe it could be due to a heart attack,” he said, adding that the police were mobilized.

Of the passengers, 56 were Australians, 47 British and 41 Singaporeans, the airline said.

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