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After the Singapore Airlines incident: Will aviation become more disruptive in the future?

After the Singapore Airlines incident: Will aviation become more disruptive in the future?

Experts have been trying to explain how a scheduled flight from London to Singapore could have experienced such serious disruption for days. Researchers see a connection with global warming.

Singapore/Bangkok/Vienna. Some passengers hit the luggage racks and the roof with full force, while others somersaulted. A 73-year-old Briton has died, most likely from a heart attack. Twenty people were still in intensive care on Wednesday after Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 encountered severe turbulence en route from London to Singapore on Tuesday, about ten hours after take-off, and made a very sudden stop over the Irrawaddy Delta in Burma (Myanmar). I lost altitude and sank. A Boeing 777-300ER with 229 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok.

How could such sudden and seemingly unexpected disturbances arise that have serious consequences for passengers and crew? How can such events be avoided?

Experts are now investigating these questions. Teams from aviation authorities in Singapore and Thailand are working together to clarify the incident, which is still very rare in scope, and experts have also traveled from the USA, including technicians from Boeing.

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