Condition of 5 Filipinos on SIA t flight still being determined

Condition of 5 Filipinos on turbulence-hit flight still being determined

/ 11:09 AM May 22, 2024

Status of 5 Filipinos on flight hit by turbulence still being determined

Kittipong Kittikachorn, director of Suvarnabhumi Airport, speaks during a news conference at the airport in Bangkok on May 21, 2024 about the emergency landing of the Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London to Singapore. One person was killed and 30 injured on May 21 when a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 hit severe turbulence on a flight from London and was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangkok. Agence France-Presse

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Wednesday said it is still trying to determine the status and condition of the five Filipinos onboard a Singapore Airlines flight that encountered severe turbulence.

“The DMW’s Migrant Workers Office in Singapore is working closely with the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport authorities and airline officials to determine the five Filipino passengers’ status and condition,” said DMW in a statement.


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The agency said it is concerned for the safety and status of the five Filipinos.

A British passenger died and over 70 were injured when a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight flying from London’s Heathrow Airport to Singapore encountered severe turbulence in the air.

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It made an emergency landing at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.

Among the affected passengers were from the Philippines, based on the list given by the airline.

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