Deadly turbulence: One dead, 20 still in ICU after Boeing plane experiences ‘severe’ in-air disturbance

One person died, six were critically injured, and dozens more were hurt on Tuesday after a Singapore Airlines flight carrying 221 passengers and 18 crewmembers experienced “severe” turbulence midair.

The Singapore-bound Boeing 777-300ER was on its way from London but had to be diverted to Bangkok, Thailand, after enduring an extended period of turbulence. As of Wednesday, 20 people from the flight remain in intensive care units. Officials said that at least 85 were admitted to various hospitals in Bangkok, while 19 others went to local clinics.

“Suddenly, the aircraft starts tilting up, and there was shaking, so I started bracing for what was happening, and very suddenly there was a very dramatic drop, so everyone seated and not wearing a seatbelt was launched immediately into the ceiling,” Dzafran Azmir, 28, a student who was on the flight,
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