British grandfather dies after ‘severe’ turbulence hits flight from London to Singapore

Andrew Davies, from Lewisham, wrote on social media that he was on the flight and that passengers were given “very little warning” to put on their seatbelts.

Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, Davies said: “Anyone injured was not wearing a seatbelt. The people who kept them (including me) are not (as far as I know).”

He stated that the deceased was a man who was traveling with his wife.

“My heart goes out to the gentleman who lost his life and his poor wife. A horrible experience,” he stated.

Davies, who describes himself as a freelance project manager at events and conferences, said passengers with medical training tried to help “as much as they could”, adding that the “poor gentlemen” died after receiving CPR.

He went on to say that he saw another passenger “lying in (the) aisle further behind me.”

Davies described that “people’s belongings were scattered, coffee and water splashed on the ceiling.”

“So many people hurt. Head lacerations (sic), bleeding ears. A lady was screaming in pain with back problems. “I couldn’t help her, I only got her water.”