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What Really Happens When Someone Dies On A Plane

June 1, 2014 by  

What Really Happens When Someone Dies On A Plane, HAVE you ever wondered what happens if someone dies mid-flight? With the sheer amount of people taking to the skies these days, it’s an unfortunate reality that it’s only a matter of time before the crew have to deal with such a sombre scenario.

British Airways has revealed the rather surprising methods they use when coping with death in the skies for their new BBC series A Very British Airline, which will go to air next month, the UK’s Telegraph reported.

First off, dragging the corpse into the lavatory is a no-no!

“You cannot put a dead passenger in the toilet,” a lead trainer at the airline said. “It’s not respectful and [the corpse] is not strapped in for landing. If they slid off the toilet, they would end up on the floor. You would have to take the aircraft apart to get that person out. Imagine putting someone in the aircraft toilet?!”

“In a nice, easy world — where someone dying on an aircraft isn’t — you put them back on seats. I know a crew member who had to sit next to someone who passed away for the rest of the flight.”

Ideally, they are be placed in first class, and nearby passengers are informed. The flight attendant should also ensure they “tuck a blanket” up to their neck.

Years ago, the airline used to make it appear that the corpse was simply asleep.

“[We’d] give them a vodka and tonic, a [newspaper] and eyeshades and they were like, they’re fine. We don’t do that [now].”

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