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Topic: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: clickhappy
Posted 2012-02-13 20:58:41 and read 6251 times.

I read that Tyler Perry has flown Whitney Houston's body to New Jersey on his G-IV (N614RD). Where would a casket fit on a G4?

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: soon7x7
Posted 2012-02-13 21:19:19 and read 6205 times.

You can remove seats...what I would like to know is how my interior photos of Tyler Perry's G-lll have been circulated regarding this current story when I have never distributed the image to any online source or to any one for that matter. As for moving a body...you can also berth the divans in the cabin if so equipped. The truth is the interior shot they are using is not the aircraft he used to transport Whitney Houston. It is currently in maintenance.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2012-02-13 21:23:37 and read 6184 times.

This was the flight,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...4/history/20120213/1800Z/KVNY/KTEB

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: soon7x7
Posted 2012-02-13 21:32:59 and read 6153 times.

From interior shots I just saw...this G-lV has berth able divans (couches)...the aft cabin converts to one giant bed with harnesses. If one must move the deceased the G-lV in this configuration surely would be a comforting way for the family, rather than dealing with commercial means...Sad...g

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: clickhappy
Posted 2012-02-13 21:33:35 and read 6152 times.

I know you can move seats, but the door isn't big enough to fit a casket through? Maybe straight in it would fit, but I don't know how you would turn the corner into the aisle.

The flight was a G-IV, not a GIII, looks like it was a charter, not Tyler Perry's plane.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2012-02-13 21:41:53 and read 6118 times.

N614RD

Uni-Jet 614 call sign

Looks like same plane

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2012-02-14 18:47:04 and read 5305 times.

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
N614RD

Uni-Jet 614 call sign

Photos below of the interior of that aircraft when it was for sale some time ago.
http://www.aircraftdealer.com/aircra...__GV/1986_Gulfstream_GIV/30158.htm

http://www.aircraftdealer.com/dealers/j/jeteffect/30158/big_GIV_INT.jpg
http://www.aircraftdealer.com/dealers/j/jeteffect/30158/big_DSC_1973.jpg

Current operator. Link to a PDF information sheet at the bottom of following link.
http://www.ujet.com/fleet/N614RD/N614RD.htm

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: N62NA
Posted 2012-02-14 18:56:35 and read 5281 times.

I was wondering kind of the same thing, but more along the lines of how did they get it in the door?

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: FlyASAGuy2005
Posted 2012-02-14 19:08:13 and read 5248 times.

Quoting N62NA (Reply 7):

Same way you get it in the cargo hold of a 737 or MD88...which is actually more narrow.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: N62NA
Posted 2012-02-14 19:12:37 and read 5230 times.

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 8):
Same way you get it in the cargo hold of a 737 or MD88...which is actually more narrow.

Is it really? Just seems to me that the doorway and width of the fuselage of the biz jet would make it very difficult.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: ChiGB1973
Posted 2012-02-14 19:15:42 and read 5219 times.

Quoting clickhappy (Reply 4):
I know you can move seats, but the door isn't big enough to fit a casket through? Maybe straight in it would fit, but I don't know how you would turn the corner into the aisle.

Maybe they didn't use a casket. There are many other ways to transport a body. Business jets are used for medical charters too, convert the interior, but the door is the same allowing those bulky stretchers to fit.

M

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: FlyASAGuy2005
Posted 2012-02-14 19:18:33 and read 5196 times.

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 10):

Also true. There are only two approved forms of transporting human remains on commercial flights but I'm sure there's more than one way to skin that cat on a private charter.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: AR385
Posted 2012-02-14 19:29:34 and read 5157 times.

What about the plane hitting bad turbulence or a hard landing? However many seat belts or harnesses are inside the plane aren´t those designed for humans? I would think an iron casket would be a very bad thing to have inside a G-IV in moderate turbulence. I´ve carried those, and believe me, you do need at least the usual six pall-bearers.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: Max Q
Posted 2012-02-17 15:50:06 and read 4654 times.

I'm guessing she was not transported in a proper casket.


'HR' Human remains are carried in, essentially a large, rectangular box on the Airlines usually.


These are considerably less heavy, bulky and take up less space than a casket.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: FI642
Posted 2012-02-17 16:39:43 and read 4611 times.

Agreed. Probably an "airline tray" with a cardboard cover. Smaller, lighter, and much more manageable than a casket.

Topic: RE: How Do You Transport A Casket On A GIV?
Username: rfields5421
Posted 2012-02-17 16:48:44 and read 4581 times.

Quoting Max Q (Reply 13):
'HR' Human remains are carried in, essentially a large, rectangular box on the Airlines usually.

The US military used to use very lightweight aluminum transport cases, covered by a cardboard cover to prevent damage, for bodies shipped home via commercial air.

In cases like this, the family accompanies the hearse to the airport, then waits in a lounge while the actual loading is done inside a closed hanger. Then the family/ escorts are allowed on the aircraft. Same reverse at the arrival airport.

They don't see the actual manhandling necessary to get the HR aboard and off the aircraft.


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