44 still hospitalized after severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines SQ321 Flight

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According to the airline’s Facebook update on May 25, 43 passengers and one crew member are still receiving medical treatment at various hospitals in Bangkok while Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is currently treating 34 of these passengers, including 15 men and 19 women from countries such as Australia, Britain, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Singapore Airlines has confirmed that 44 individuals remain hospitalized following severe air turbulence aboard Flight SQ321 on May 21. The flight, en route from London to Singapore, encountered unexpected turbulence over the Irrawaddy Basin in Myanmar, resulting in numerous injuries and the death of a 73-year-old British passenger.

According to the airline’s Facebook update on May 25, 43 passengers and one crew member are still receiving medical treatment at various hospitals in Bangkok. Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital is currently treating 34 of these passengers, including 15 men and 19 women from countries such as Australia, Britain, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Of those, seven are in intensive care. Additional patients are being cared for at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital and Bangkok Hospital.



The hospital also noted that two patients had been discharged, while two others were transferred from Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital to Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital to be closer to their hospitalized relatives.

The incident prompted the pilot to divert the Boeing 777-300ER, which was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members, to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, where an emergency landing was made at 3:45 p.m. local time.

Officials said the situation remains under observation, and further updates on the passengers’ conditions and ongoing investigations into the incident will be made periodically. (NNT)