One person died in severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore. 20 others were reportedly injured. The plane had to make an emergency landing in Thailand in the afternoon (local time).

At least one passenger has died on flight SQ321 from London to Singapore. This is reported by local media in Thailand, which the English medium “Mirror” refers to. Singapore Airline confirmed this a little later. A total of 211 passengers and 18 crew members are said to have been on board.

20 other people were injured after a plane from London encountered severe turbulence. The Singapore Airlines plane then made an emergency landing in Thailand. Pictures show food and debris lying on the floor of the plane after the turbulence. “We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER,” said an airline spokeswoman.

She then sends her condolences to the family of the deceased. “Singapore Airlines extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Our priority is to provide all possible assistance to all passengers and crew on board the aircraft.” And further: “We are working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance and are sending a team to Bangkok, to provide any additional assistance needed.”

However, there is currently no information about the cause of the turbulence. The age and gender of the deceased person are also unknown to date.

The Boeing 777 left London on Monday evening at 10:17 p.m. local time. The plane then apparently ran into tropical thunderstorms, which caused severe turbulence. For this reason, the plane was diverted to Bangkok, where it had to make an emergency landing shortly before 4 p.m. local time instead of arriving in Singapore at 6:10 p.m. Ambulances rolled onto the runway and attended to the injured.