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Severe Turbulence on Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321

On May 21, 2024, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 experienced severe turbulence. This incident, which resulted in numerous injuries and one fatality, has garnered significant attention and raised concerns about in-flight safety.

Flight SQ321 a Boeing 777-300ER, was en route from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi Airport. This is when it encountered unexpected and severe turbulence over the Andaman Sea. The turbulence was so intense that it forced the aircraft to make an emergency diversion to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. This was done in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the passengers and crew onboard.

The turbulence had devastating effects on those aboard. A 73-year-old British man tragically lost his life. It is being reported that the cause of the death might be a heart attack. Additionally, 71 passengers were injured, with several of them in critical condition. Passengers described harrowing scenes of head injuries and bleeding ears as the aircraft was violently shaken by the turbulence.

Immediate Response

Upon landing in Bangkok, the injured passengers received immediate medical attention. Singapore Airlines issued a statement expressing their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. The airline has additionally also assured the public that the safety of their passengers and crew remains their utmost priority. Singapore Airlines also emphasized that they are conducting a thorough investigation to understand the causes of the incident and to implement measures that would prevent such occurrences in the future.

In the wake of this incident, Singapore Airlines has reiterated its commitment to passenger safety. This, however, is not the first incident involving a Boeing craft this year. Since the start of 2024, Beoing crafts have been making harrowing headlines. In addition to the deaths of the Boeing whistleblowers, the crafts have faced major faulty incidents throughout the year.

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Qatar Airways Introduces ‘Discover Doha by Air’ Tours

The destination management company for Qatar Airways, Discover Qatar has announced the launch of its exclusive air tour. ‘Discover Doha by Air’ is an endeavour that further builds on the magic of exploring Qatar. Discerning travellers are now presented with the opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes and iconic landmarks from the comfort and convenience of a light aircraft.

‘Discover Doha by Air’ promises travellers an extraordinary fusion of adventure, thrill-seeking, and exploration. Each of the air tours is well-planned and prepared to comfortably accommodate eight passengers. Travellers are presented with an air-conditioned cabin of a Cessna 208 Caravan, a single-engine light turboprop utility aircraft, designed with large windows that are ideal for aerial viewing. The onboard headphones at Discover Doha by Air will allow travellers to clearly hear the pilot’s in-flight commentary during the experience.

The flight duration on the Discover Doha by Air experience is 45 minutes. The aircraft is set to take off from Doha International Airport Premium Terminal. From there, the flight will fly over Al Thumama Stadium, Aspire Zone and Education City. Then the flight will move towards Lusail Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium and Thakira Mangrove Forest. The journey continues to flybys over The Pearl Island, Al Safliya, Katara Cultural Village as well as West Bay.

Guests are invited to embark on an unforgettable journey around Doha’s skies, soaring above remarkable landscapes and cultural treasures, on the Cessna 208 Caravan. At Discover Qatar, we are continiously working to curate our offerings to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, saus the Senior Vice President of Discover Qatar – Steven Reynolds.

The first tour of the ‘Discover Doha by Air’ experience is scheduled for Thursday, 27th June 2024. Prices start at QAR 710 for adults and children over two years of age. Additionally, children under two years of age can fly free of charge as well.

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