One Passenger Died, Over 30 Injured after Singapore Airlines Made Emergency Landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport


Earlier this afternoon, Singapore Airlines flight SQ 312 from London to Singapore made an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Over 30 passengers were injured, and one passenger died. The emergency reroute was caused by severe weather conditions.

Initial reports from a Facebook page indicated that poor weather caused turbulence, prompting the flight captain to request an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport to assist the injured passengers and handle the fatality.

At 4:00 PM, Suvarnabhumi Airport initiated its medical emergency response plan, immediately dispatching medical teams to aid the injured. The exact cause of the death is still unknown.

Relevant agencies continue to investigate the cause of the injuries and the fatality in detail to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Singapore Airlines has released this statement:

Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321, operating from London (Heathrow) to Singapore on 20 May 2024, encountered severe turbulence en-route. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok and landed at 1545hrs local time on 21 May 2024.

We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. There were a total of 211 passengers and 18 crew on board.

Singapore Airlines offers 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. We are working with the local authorities in Thailand to provide the necessary medical assistance, and sending a team to Bangkok to provide any additional assistance needed.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.