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One person died on board a Singapore Airlines plane, following severe turbulence!

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One person died and several others were injured on a Singapore Airlines flight. The aircraft had taken off from London to Singapore, and during the flight it entered an area of ​​severe turbulence.

The Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER, bound for Singapore, was diverted to Bangkok and landed at 15:45 local time (08:45 GMT).

Flight tracking data suggests the plane fell 6.000 feet (2.000 m) within minutes of crossing the Bay of Bengal. Flight SQ 321 was carrying a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members, the airline said in a statement.

The aircraft had a fall of 2000 meters in a very short time

The airline added that it is working with Thai authorities to provide medical assistance to passengers and is sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional help needed.

Thai authorities sent ambulances and emergency teams to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Singapore's Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat said the government would provide assistance to passengers and their families.

What happened on board the flight is still unclear. A passenger told the Reuters news agency that the aircraft suddenly began "to tremble violently".

"So I started to prepare for the worst and suddenly there was a very dramatic fall so everyone who was sitting and not wearing a seat belt was immediately thrown into the ceiling”, said 28-year-old Dzafran Azmir.

"Injuries from severe turbulence are relatively rare in the context of millions of flights operated. However, severe turbulence can be dramatic and lead to serious injury or, unfortunately, in this case, death", aviation expert John Strickland told the BBC.

Flight crews are also trained to respond promptly to turbulence, he added. "It's not for nothing that airlines recommend keeping seat belts loosely fastened throughout a flight, whether it's long or shortHe added.

According to the latest information, one person died and 83 passengers and crew members were injured. Research has shown that climate change will lead to severe turbulence in the near future.

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