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Injured passengers treated on airport tarmac after London to Singapore flight hit turbulence

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Injured passengers treated on airport tarmac after Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence

Watch as passengers are treated by medical staff on the tarmac at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

One person was killed and 30 injured after a Singapore Airlines flight hit severe turbulence on Tuesday 21 May, flinging passengers and crew around the cabin and forcing the plane to land in Bangkok.

The flight from London - bound for Singapore - fell into an air pocket while cabin crew were serving breakfast before it encountered turbulence, prompting the pilots to request an emergency landing.

A 73-year-old British man died during the incident, likely due to a heart attack, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport general manager Kittipong Kittikachorn told a press conference.

Seven people were critically injured, some with head injuries.

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