British man, 73, dies during severe turbulence on London-Singapore flight

As we mentioned in our previous post, one person has died
and several others have been injured after severe turbulence hit a flight from
London to Singapore.

The flight was carrying a total of 211 passengers and 18
crew, Singapore Airlines said in a statement, and was forced to divert to Bangkok
earlier today.

But
exactly what happened on board the flight is still unclear.

Flight
tracking data suggests the airliner dropped 6,000 feet (1,800m) in a matter of
minutes after crossing the Bay of Bengal.

Turbulence is most commonly caused by aircraft flying
through cloud but there is also “clear air” turbulence which is not
visible on a jet’s weather radar, nor is it possible to predict.

We’re hoping to hear more about what happened from Singapore Airlines shortly.

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