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Singapore Airlines plane hit by severe turbulence: Is climate change impacting your flight journey?

Singapore: A Singapore Airlines flight was hit by a ‘sudden extreme turbulence’ on Tuesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Bangkok. Chaos emerged as the aircraft descended 6,000 feet in about three minutes, culminating in the death of a 73-year-old British national while 30 others were injured, according to reports.

There were at least three Indian nationals among the 229 people aboard the Singapore Airlines flight that encountered a “sudden extreme turbulence” over the Irrawaddy Basin at 37,000 feet, the flag carrier of Singapore said. Suvarnabhumi Airport general manager Kittipong Kittikachorn told a press conference that Geoffrey Kitchen, the British man, died during the incident, likely due to a heart attack, while head injuries were sustained among seven people critically injured. A crew member was hospitalised.

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