TURBULENT TERROR: Singapore Airlines Flight Emergency Landing Leaves One Passenger Dead

BANGKOK, Thailand – A Singapore Airlines flight bound from London to Singapore was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok last week after encountering severe turbulence, resulting in the death of one passenger.

Investigations revealed that the Boeing 777-300ER jet experienced a sudden drop in altitude of 178 feet over 4.6 seconds, causing injuries to both crew and passengers on board. The Ministry of Transport in Singapore stated that the aircraft first encountered a vibration while flying over an area south of Burma on May 21.

Collaborating with representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, and Boeing, investigators discovered that an uncommanded increase in altitude had occurred during the flight. The autopilot subsequently pitched the aircraft downwards to correct the altitude.

According to the Ministry of Transport, rapid changes in g-force during the event led to an altitude drop from 37,362 feet to 37,184 feet within 4.6 seconds. As a result, passengers were reportedly thrown out of their seats during the turbulence, with one passenger, a 73-year-old individual, succumbing to a suspected heart attack.

A passenger recounted the harrowing experience, stating, “Everyone seated and not wearing a seatbelt was launched immediately into the ceiling.” The airline acknowledged the preliminary findings and announced its full cooperation with the ongoing investigations into the incident.

In response, Singapore Airlines pledged to cover medical and hospital expenses for affected passengers and crew members. Despite the challenging circumstances, the airline remains committed to supporting those involved in the emergency landing.