Singapore Airlines chaos victims are given thousands of dollars by the company

Singapore Airlines has offered compensation to those injured on a flight from London to Singapore that encountered severe turbulence.

The airline said it would pay $10,000 (£7,800) to those with minor injuries. in a Facebook post.

For passengers with more serious injuries, the airline will provide “an advance of $25,000 to address their immediate needs” and further discussions to meet “their specific circumstances.”

A 73-year-old British passenger was killed and dozens of others were injured when flight SQ 321 encountered turbulence over Myanmar and had to divert to Thailand in May.

Singapore Airlines has not yet responded to BBC News’ request for more information on how many people will be entitled to the payout.

More than a hundred people who were on SQ 321 were treated at a Bangkok hospital after the incident.

Initial investigation shows The plane accelerated up and down rapidlyand falls approximately 178ft (54m) in 4.6 seconds.

Passengers described how crew and those not wearing seatbelts were thrown flying and smashed into the cabin ceiling.

A hospital in Bangkok where the passenger was being treated said there were injuries to the spinal cord, head and muscles.

There were 211 passengers – many of whom were British, Australian and Singaporean – and 18 crew members on the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft at the time of the incident.

The company said it will fully refund tickets to all passengers on the flight, including those who were not injured.

Additionally, Singapore Airlines said passengers will receive delay compensation in accordance with European Union or UK regulations.

The airline is also offering 1,000 Singapore dollars ($739; £580) to all passengers to cover immediate expenses and arrange for loved ones to fly to the Thai capital if required.

According to international regulations, airlines must compensate when passengers are injured or die on the plane.

The incident drew attention to seat belt wearing, as airlines typically allow passengers to remove their seat belts under normal travel conditions.

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