the company will pay at least $10,000 to some injured people

the company will pay at least $10,000 to some injured people
the company will pay at least $10,000 to some injured people

Singapore Airlines had already offered 1,000 Singapore dollars to each passenger on the flight leaving Bangkok after the incident to cover their immediate expenses. One Briton died and dozens were injured.

Singapore Airlines announced on Tuesday June 11 that it had offered compensation of 10,000 dollars (9,287 euros) to passengers who suffered minor injuries on a flight subjected to violent turbulence last month, and that it would discuss higher sums with those who were seriously injured.

Passengers who suffered more serious injuries were “invited to discuss a compensation offer tailored to their specific situation when they are comfortable and ready to do so,” the airline said in a statement.

$25,000 for seriously injured people

A 73-year-old British man died and more than a hundred people were injured, including some in the spine and skull, on a flight from London that made an emergency landing in Bangkok after experiencing turbulence exceptional at the end of May.

The Boeing 777, bound for Singapore, was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members, dozens of whom were hospitalized.

“Passengers who have suffered serious injuries, require long-term medical care and require financial assistance, are offered an advance of $25,000 (23,217 euros) to meet their immediate needs,” specifies Singapore Airlines. “This sum will form part of the final compensation these passengers will receive.”

The company will also reimburse the plane tickets of all passengers on the traumatic flight, including those who were not injured. “All passengers will also receive delay compensation in accordance with European Union or United Kingdom regulations,” the carrier said.

Under the Montreal Convention, airlines are liable for damages caused by the injury or death of passengers on board an aircraft.

The Boeing 777-300ER plunged 1,800 meters in just a few minutes so suddenly that passengers said they did not have time to fasten their seat belts.

The plane experienced a “rapid change” in gravitational force over southern Myanmar, according to a preliminary report from Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau, cited by the Transport Ministry.

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