Thai hospitals treat 43 Singapore Airlines passengers

Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon |

Australian Keith Davis and his wife are among the Singapore Airlines passengers in Thai hospitals.
Australian Keith Davis and his wife are among the Singapore Airlines passengers in Thai hospitals.

Forty-three people who were on board a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence – including Australian Keith Davis and his wife Kerry Jordan – remain in hospitals in Bangkok four days after the emergency.

The 43 patients are in three different hospitals in Bangkok, Samitivej Srinakarin hospital said in a statement on Saturday.

The statement said 34 patients were being treated at Samitivej Srinakarin hospital, including seven in intensive care – three Australians, two Malaysians, one British and one New Zealander.

The other 27 patients from the flight at the hospital include eight British, six Australian, five Malaysian, and two Philippine citizens, the statement said.

Two people were discharged from Samitivej Srinakarin, while two from Samitivej Sukhumvit hospital were transferred to Samitivej Srinakarin to join relatives being treated there, the statement said.

On Thursday, the Samitivej Srinakarin hospital director told reporters 22 patients had spinal cord injuries and six had brain and skull injuries, but none were life-threatening.

One passenger died of a suspected heart attack and dozens were injured on Tuesday after Singapore Airline Flight SQ321, flying from London to Singapore, encountered what the airline described as sudden, extreme turbulence while flying over Myanmar.

The flight carrying 211 passengers and 18 crew diverted to Bangkok for an emergency landing.

Reuters