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Boeing Facing Potential Boycott Following Fatal Severe Turbulence Incident

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Boeing Facing Potential Boycott Following Fatal Severe Turbulence Incident

Boeing Facing Potential Boycott Following Fatal Severe Turbulence Incident

Boeing Facing Potential , Boycott Following Fatal , Severe Turbulence Incident.

'Newsweek' reports that Boeing is facing renewed calls for a boycott of the plane manufacturer after a fatal severe turbulence incident on a Singapore Airlines flight.

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On May 21, Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 encountered "clear-air turbulence" that injured 23 passengers and nine crew members.

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Geoffrey Kitchen, a 73-year-old British musical theater director, died following the incident on the Boeing 777 en route from London to Singapore.

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In a statement released after the incident, Singapore Airlines said that medical personnel were on standby to assist the injured at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

According to authorities, a total of 14 people were hospitalized with minor injuries.

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'Newsweek' reports that clear-air turbulence is undetectable by radar, making it an unpredictable and inherently dangerous situation.

According to data from Flightradar24, the Boeing 777 plummeted over 6,000 feet in under three minutes.

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The news comes as Boeing faces increased scrutiny regarding its quality and safety standards following a string of recent incidents.

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In January, the rear door plug of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 came off in mid-flight, an incident which resulted in the FAA grounding all Max 9 aircraft.

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In March, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Australia to New Zealand abruptly lost altitude, injuring nearly 50 people.

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Those incidents followed fatal 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia in 2018 and Ethiopia in 2019, which killed over 300 people and grounded the MAX model for nearly two years.

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Those incidents followed fatal 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia in 2018 and Ethiopia in 2019, which killed over 300 people and grounded the MAX model for nearly two years.


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