Compensation has been offered to passengers on a Singapore Airlines flight that experienced extreme turbulence last month, in a rare case that killed one passenger and injured dozens. The Boeing 777 plane carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew from London to Singapore encountered sudden turbulence over Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Basin on May 20, throwing people and objects throughout the cabin. The plane was diverted to Thailand.

A 73-year-old British man died of a suspected heart attack and dozens were taken to hospital, including people with injuries to the spine, brain, bones or organs. Singapore Airlines said it has offered 10,000 US dollars (£7,850) in compensation for passengers with minor injuries.




A passenger from Benfleet in Essex on the turbulent Singapore Airlines flight said he will quit working as an engineer after suffering life-changing injuries. Bradley Richards, 29, was left with six fractures in his spine and neck and internal bleeding.

Bradley believes he was knocked unconscious and woke up with blood pouring from his head. After using a pillow to stop blood flow, he said he “immediately felt back pain” and had to be lifted into a wheelchair when the plane landed in Bangkok.

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In a statement, Singapore Airlines said: “For those who suffered more serious injuries from the incident, we have invited them to discuss a compensation offer to accommodate each of their specific circumstances, when they feel well and ready are. who have suffered serious injuries, require long-term medical care and apply for financial assistance will receive an advance of $25,000 (£19,620) for their immediate needs, the report said.

“This will be part of the final compensation these passengers will receive,” the report said. The airline said it will also provide full refunds of airfares to all passengers on the flight, including those without any injuries. All passengers will also receive delay compensation in accordance with European Union or United Kingdom regulations, the report said.