Brit, 73, killed during turbulence on Singapore Airlines was on his ‘LAST big holiday’ with his wife

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A beloved British father-of-two who died aged 73 after severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight was in fact, on his ‘last big holiday’ with his wife, who remains in hospital.

How He Died

Geoff Kitchen suffered a suspected heart attack on the flight, according to a spokesman for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, where the plane was diverted and forced to make an emergency landing.

Turbulence on Singapore Airlines

More than 70 others were injured in the horror flight, with seven others in a serious condition and thought to be in intensive care. Mr Kitchen’s wife Linda is thought to be one of those in hospital, although her condition is not known. 

The aircraft hit an air pocket and plummeted an astonishing 6,000ft in just five minutes, with the sudden drop unleashing mayhem onboard and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. 

They Were Jetting Off For ‘Trip of a Lifetime’

It has now been revealed that the grandfather had helped fundraise for local businesses during the pandemic with a local musical theatre group, and he and his wife spent the weekend with their grandchildren before jetting off for their ‘trip of a lifetime’.

The father and his wife were going to enjoy a six-week holiday of a lifetime around Asia, Indonesia and Australia when disaster struck around 11 hours into their flight from Heathrow.

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Passengers Described the Incident

Terrified passengers have described how they had little to no warning to put their seatbelts on before the aircraft suddenly dropped while the crew were serving breakfast, with one passenger saying people were ‘launched into the ceiling’ as the plane fell through the sky.

Others described how those not wearing seatbelts at the time were launched into the air, sustaining head injuries, while others were seen with bleeding ears.

Pictures from the flight show debris littering the plane, oxygen masks deployed and damage to interior fittings.

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