Airlines are changing the rules. This resulted in a death on board

Airlines are changing the rules.  This resulted in a death on board

The recent tragic incident on board a Singapore Airlines plane led to the airline deciding to change its safety rules. See what rules will apply during the flight.

In recent days, a tragedy occurred on board a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore. The plane encountered turbulence, as a result of which one of the passengers died and dozens of others were injured.

Therefore, the airlines decided to change the rules covering seat belts. Check out what traveling will be like now on board of this company's vehicles.

The airline is changing its travel rules

Singapore Airlines is changing its seat belt marking policy after a fatal turbulence-related incident.

The brand has modified its rules regarding seat belt markings on board aircraft. In addition, at least one flight route was also changed. All because of the death of a passenger and injuries to several dozen other people who were then taken to hospital due to turbulence.

In a statement issued to Singaporean broadcaster Channel News Asia, the airline slightly bends its rules. For example, there is talk about not serving hot drinks and a more cautious approach to turbulence, including not serving hot drinks or meals when the “fasten seat belts” signal is on.

“SIA will continue to review processes as the safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance,” it said.

Changing the flight route

London-Singapore flight SQ321, a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew members, was diverted to Bangkok for an emergency landing on Tuesday after the plane experienced turbulence that threw passengers and crew to the floor. Some also hit the ceiling. This led to the death of one person and many injuries.

The daily SQ321 route from London to Singapore has since been flown twice, but the section over Myanmar, which experienced severe turbulence, was omitted.

Tracking data shows that flight times are about the same. Instead, the plane flew over the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, according to data provided by FlightRadar 24.

Photos from inside the plane showed cuts in the upper cabin panels, oxygen masks and panels hanging from the ceiling, and luggage strewn about. As of Thursday, May 23, 46 passengers and two crew members were hospitalized in Bangkok.

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