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Singapore Airlines changes catering routines after turbulence accident

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The Singapore Airlines plane at the airport in Bangkok after the fatal accident. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 24.05.2024 13:41:30

Economy and business: From now on, the airline will not serve food or hot drinks when the seat belt sign is on. In addition, route SQ321 from London to Singapore no longer flies over the part of Myanmar where the turbulence hit them on Tuesday.

The plane, a Boeing 777, was carrying 221 passengers and a crew of 18 from London to Singapore. The turbulence occurred when the plane was over the Indian Ocean off Myanmar and caused the plane to fall 6,000 feet in a matter of minutes. Passengers and crew were thrown around the cabin, and a 73-year-old passenger died, presumably of a heart attack. The plane ended up making an emergency landing in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.

On Thursday evening, 48 passengers and two crew members were still hospitalized in Bangkok, of which 20 are still receiving intensive care.

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