Turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight injures more than 70 people, kills one (includes video story)

There were around 211 passengers and 18 crew members aboard the Boeing 777 jet that was traveling overnight from London to Singapore. After violent turbulence caused the flight to descend 31,000 feet in around three minutes, one passenger passed away and more than 70 were injured.

Passengers were met with ambulances and swarms of medical personnel once they were able to safely land in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Singapore’s Ministry of Transportation has opened an investigation into the incident and will be deploying its own safety experts to Thailand as well. 

Boeing also issued a statement that the company is, “standing by to support Singapore Airlines, and they extend their condolences to the family. They are keeping all of the passengers and crew in their thoughts.”

Now Thai authorities say almost 200 passengers are awaiting other flights to their destinations, while some of the injured remain at local hospitals. 

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