One week after Singapore Air turbulence which forced an emergency landing in Bangkok, 34 people remain in hospital


A Boeing Co. 777-300ER aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines Ltd. on the tarmac at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. A British man was killed and Thai authorities on Tuesday (May 28, 2024) have said most of the injuries involved the head or spine, and more than a dozen people needed surgery. - Bloomberg

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Bloomberg): Thirty-four Singapore Airlines Ltd. passengers remain hospitalised in Bangkok almost one week after their flight struck turbulence, underscoring the severity of the fatal incident.

In an update late Monday, the airline said 50 people who were on the London-Singapore service on May 21 are still in the Thai capital, including those receiving medical treatment.

All the crew from Flight SQ321 have returned to Singapore.

Thai authorities have said most of the injuries involved the head or spine, and more than a dozen people needed surgery.

Singapore Airlines has since introduced tighter cabin restrictions during turbulence, though stopped short of compelling passengers to wear seatbelts for the whole flight.

The airline said it’s cooperating fully with authorities investigating the incident, which left one man dead. The plane made an emergency landing in Bangkok.

While injuries or deaths from such events are rare, a Qatar Airways flight over Turkey on Sunday also encountered extreme turbulence before the plane landed as scheduled in Dublin. Twelve people on board were hurt.

-- ©2024 Bloomberg L.P.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Aseanplus News

President Yoon to adopt Alabay dogs in Seoul next week
Man claims trial to sexual assault of four-year-old daughter
Chinese football fans are pouring money into a food stall run by Singapore’s goalkeeper. Here’s why
Man faces animal cruelty charges for killing his dog for meat in Jeju Island
Cuepacs seriously views the 'retaining' of corrupted and problematic staff, says president
Welfare Department to seek temporary custody of Zayn Rayyan's younger brother
ADB has provided US$4.8bil for Cambodia’s development since 1970
Cambodian DPM knocking on investors’ doors to promote nation’s investment potential in Europe
Olympics-Tokyo Omnium champion Valente headlines US track cycling team
Thai govt set to approve investment privileges for EEC industries

Others Also Read