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Injured Passengers on Turbulent Singapore Airlines Flight Offered Compensation

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Injured Passengers on Turbulent Singapore Airlines Flight Offered Compensation

Injured Passengers on Turbulent Singapore Airlines Flight Offered Compensation

Injured Passengers on Turbulent , Singapore Airlines Flight, Offered Compensation.

'Time' reports that Singapore Airlines has greed to compensate passengers on a deadly flight that hit extreme turbulence last month.

The incident on the Boeing 777, which was carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew, resulted in the death of one passenger and injuries sustained by dozens of others.

The flight ran into unexpected strong turbulence on the way from London to Singapore, throwing both people and items around the cabin.

One man, a 73-year-old British man, is believed to have died from a heart attack, while dozens of others suffered injuries that included spinal and brain damage.

'Time' reports that nineteen people remain hospitalized in Bangkok, where the flight was diverted following the incident.

According to officials, the incident occurred while meals were being served, meaning that many passengers were not wearing their seat belts.

Passengers with minor injuries have been offered $10,000 in compensation from the airline.

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For those who sustained more serious injuries from the incident, we have invited them to discuss a compensation offer to meet each of their specific circumstances when they feel well and ready to do so, Singapore Airline statement, via 'Time'.

All passengers on the flight will receive full refunds, in addition to delay compensation, which is required by European Union and U.K. regulations.

A preliminary investigation by Singapore’s Transport Ministry revealed that the jet dropped 178 feet in less than one second, though it remains unclear what caused the turbulence


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