Geoff Kitchen : Singapore Airlines CEO Apologizes for Fatal Flight Turbulence

By | May 22, 2024

By Trend News Line 2024-05-22 04:30:02.

Apology from Singapore Airlines CEO

Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong has issued a heartfelt public apology to all the passengers onboard the London-Singapore flight, which encountered severe turbulence leading to an emergency landing in Bangkok. In a video statement, Phong expressed deep regret for the traumatic experience that everyone onboard SQ321 went through.

Tragic Turbulence Incident

The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members, was struck by extreme turbulence while flying over the Irrawaddy Basin in Myanmar at an altitude of 37,000 feet. The sudden turbulence caused chaos onboard, resulting in injuries to many passengers and ultimately claiming the life of a 73-year-old man named Geoff Kitchen from the UK.

Condolences and Support

Phong extended his deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased passenger and assured that Singapore Airlines is committed to providing all possible assistance to the affected passengers and crew members. He mentioned that a relief flight carrying those who were able to travel has safely landed in Singapore, while those who are still in Bangkok, including the injured receiving medical treatment, are being attended to.

Cooperation with Authorities

The airline CEO emphasized that Singapore Airlines is fully cooperating with the relevant authorities in their investigations into the incident. He reiterated the airline’s commitment to supporting all those affected by the tragic event and urged passengers to reach out for assistance during this difficult time.

Passenger Nationalities

The passengers onboard the ill-fated flight represented a diverse mix of nationalities, including individuals from Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, the UK, and the US. The incident marks a somber moment for Singapore Airlines, as it is the first fatal incident the airline has experienced in 24 years.

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