16 Malaysians onboard turbulent Singapore Airlines flight, says report

A Singapore Airlines plane has made an emergency landing in Bangkok after it was struck by strong turbulence. – Pixabay pic, May 22, 2024.

SIXTEEN Malaysians were among the 211 passengers aboard a Singapore Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday in Bangkok after it was struck by strong turbulence.

The airline did not say whether they were injured, in its last update last night on Facebook.

It was reported that one passenger was killed while 30 others were hurt in the flight from London to Singapore. The plane was diverted to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Suvarnabhumi Airport director Kittipong Kittikachorn said the deceased was a 73-year-old British man.

The plane had 41 passengers from Singapore, United Kingdom (47), Australia (56), Canada (2), Germany (1), India (3), Indonesia (2), Iceland (1), Ireland (4), Israel (1), Myanmar (2), New Zealand (23), the Philippines (5), South Korea (1), Spain (2), and the US (4).

Eighteen people were hospitalised, 12 received outpatient treatment while the remaining passengers and crew were examined and treated at the airport.

“Singapore Airlines is working with the relevant authorities on the investigation into this incident,” it said.

The airline has sent a team to Bangkok to provide support.

For information on the passengers, call the airline hotlines at +65 6542 3311 (Singapore), 1800-845-313 (Australia), and 080-0066-8194 (UK). – May 22, 2024.

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