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Woman Dies On DL Flight And Goes Unoticed!  
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20543 times:
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Here is the link.

http://www.fox13.com/

Also cnn.com has a short video as well.


You can cut the irony with a knife
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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3483 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20507 times:

This has happened before. Not unusual to not notice someone dying on a plane, we all like to have our privacy. I just wouldn't want to sit in the seat that someone died in. Gross!

Jeremy

[Edited 2006-05-23 19:27:43]

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20460 times:

This was an elderly person (78 years old) who died. I guess adjacent passangers didn't notice her and just left her alone. At least she probably died in a peaceful way, but still it is sad to hear  tombstone 

User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20460 times:

I remeber an Intl arrival in ORD in which the man died in the LAV of a 772, the aircraft actualy made it to the terminal for the departure before someone found him... there was hell to pay for that one...


Why do I fly???
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20418 times:

It can easily happen. If there is no pain or obvious injury or discomfort -- add to that the darkness of a late flight -- it'd be easy not to notice anything amiss.


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineArtieFufkin From United States of America, joined May 2006, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20418 times:

This happens almost every couple of years and it goes unnoticed by the media. Ask any veteran FLL gate agent. They all have stories about these elderly passengers in and out of South Florida. Most times they are just covered with a blanket to show some respect and the family is paged in the meeting area.

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20382 times:

Now days it is more likely an FA could die in flight and no one would notice.

User currently offlineArtieFufkin From United States of America, joined May 2006, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20333 times:

Alot of times what happens is near the end these folks "take a turn for the worse" and the family needs to arrange some other type of living arraingment.

They do this one last trip, usually with a family member to avoid a lengthy car trip.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20333 times:
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Woman Dies On DL Flight And Goes (sic) Unoticed!

You make it sound like this never happens. Unfortunately, it's fairly commonplace - and certainly not unique to DL.



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User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 20287 times:

Years ago a passenger died in the aft lavatory of an intl inbound to the US and everyone got of including the FA's only to have cabin service find the body sitting on the toilet. Not urban legend.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 20214 times:
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Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 8):
You make it sound like this never happens. Unfortunately, it's fairly commonplace - and certainly not unique to DL.

I just repeated the title from CNN, albeit with a spelling error, so your observation is with CNN, so you might want to unbunch your panties and take it up with them!



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 20214 times:

I believe some airlines actually have a kind of 'coffin' on board where they can store a body if the unfortunate happens. It is a good idea, rather than having it just 'there'.


Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 20123 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 1):
I just wouldn't want to sit in the seat that someone died in. Gross!

Chances are you would never know that someone did and the seat cushion might have been changed out if there was a spill/stain on it.

Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 3):
I remeber an Intl arrival in ORD in which the man died in the LAV of a 772, the aircraft actualy made it to the terminal for the departure before someone found him... there was hell to pay for that one...

I am sure.

Quoting MD88Captain (Reply 9):
Years ago a passenger died in the aft lavatory of an intl inbound to the US and everyone got of including the FA's only to have cabin service find the body sitting on the toilet. Not urban legend.

No urban legend, although I believe it was a US domestic flight.

With regards to the thread title, death happens, albeit rarely, onboard aircraft The fact that news or press needs to get involved eludes me. I do not mean to sound harsh, but I didn't realize that it was newsworthy. If every death was newsworthy, there would be a lot more news on and more news to print.

My condolences to the family.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19812 times:

Quoting Wannabe (Reply 6):
Now days it is more likely an FA could die in flight and no one would notice.

I see you are familiar with the average level of service provided by DL flight attendants.


User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19782 times:

Quoting Wannabe (Reply 6):
Now days it is more likely an FA could die in flight and no one would notice

Ryanair
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User currently offlineEWWForEver From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19656 times:

My ex used to be a ticket/gate agent for DL and said that passengers never die on the plane. They always die in the jetway. Think it had to do with possibly impounding the plane as a crime scene.


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User currently offlineFL1TPA From United States of America, joined May 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19577 times:

Quote:
My ex used to be a ticket/gate agent for DL and said that passengers never die on the plane. They always die in the jetway. Think it had to do with possibly impounding the plane as a crime scene.

This is true. Noone onboard an aircraft can pronounce a customer dead inflight. Not even a MD or paramedic. Certainly not a F/A. When the flight lands and arrives at a gate, the appropriate medical personnel that meets the flight performs that function.

FL1TPA



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User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19577 times:

I'm sure people pass away very frequently on public transportation such as busses/subways, yet you never hear about it. Theres no difference. At least it was a peaceful passing.


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User currently offlineKangarooMAN From Ireland, joined May 2006, 127 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19439 times:

Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 3):
I remeber an Intl arrival in ORD in which the man died in the LAV of a 772, the aircraft actualy made it to the terminal for the departure before someone found him... there was hell to pay for that one...

I can remember my old cleaning supervisor found a dead body under some blankets on the back row on a PK 747 he got such a fright the poor fellow died during the flight and they put him on the back seats and covered him in blankets out of respect



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User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1161 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18813 times:

Quoting American762 (Reply 17):
I'm sure people pass away very frequently on public transportation such as busses/subways, yet you never hear about it. Theres no difference. At least it was a peaceful passing.

That reminds me of the movie "Collateral."

Interesting situation. I've heard of this happening before. An unfortunate but very peaceful way to die.

My condolences to the family.

Regards,
Btriple7



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User currently offlineSevenforeseven From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18813 times:

Just hope the lady R.I.P. we all have to die sometime. This thread needs to be removed in respect of the deceased.

User currently offlineGritzngravee From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18734 times:

Quoting SESGDL (Reply 1):
I just wouldn't want to sit in the seat that someone died in. Gross!



Opposed to sitting in a seat that someone has passed gas, not bathed or even wiped their nose on, COME ON!!!!!! And there is no possible way you would know if it were a seat that someoned died in unless they put a sign on the seat that says someone died here. News flash all airplanes are filled with millions of germs!!!!


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18651 times:

Lets just hope that the poor old lady did not die of hunger awaiting the inflight meal that never came.

That was tastless, sorry.


User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18585 times:

Im curious about what kind of "fuel emergency" led them to divert to DFW for a flight to SLC.


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User currently onlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5679 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 18585 times:

Quoting American762 (Reply 17):
I'm sure people pass away very frequently on public transportation such as busses/subways, yet you never hear about it. Theres no difference. At least it was a peaceful passing.

LOL, I wasin NYClast year on the subway when medics came on and took this guy off from a few seats down from me.



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25 Post contains links ScottB : Sometimes the passenger is dead when boarded: http://www.dmregister.com/news/stories/c4788998/17646274.html
26 Post contains images Highpeaklad : The meal or the remark ? When my time comes, I can think of no better way to go! Er what do you think happens to you when you die? Its not like a bod
27 Richierich : My guess is that this happens more than most people might think. Ok, the chances of sitting on that very seat are somewhat slim but most of us regula
28 OttoPylit : I remember an AF 777 landed in ATL once with a DOA. Apparently, the guy died sometime inflight and although I do not know if the flight crew was aware
29 Lono : ..... Reminds me of my last flight ANC-SLC......!!!!!! you can only laugh about DL's service level these days....
30 Post contains images Skyman : I work in air traffic controll and I had two real severe medical emergencies. One good, one bad. In the good one the aircraft was close to the arrival
31 StarGoldLHR : Afterwards they are promoted to become TSA staff. A340-500 has an inflight mortuary. SQ has this facility on it's JFK-SIN flights. I suspect Ryanair
32 AlexPorter : This America West Express route only uses CRJ-200s with 50 pax. Perhaps in March it used a bigger CRJ-900, but this isn't a mainline route. Yet the a
33 B707Stu : Very true. An AA F/A friend of mine said a women had died on a JFK-PAP flight, she noticed she was already gone on the pre-departure seat belt check.
34 Ardian : I've seen a picture of it but I can't remember if it was from this site or another one (it was a database picture). I can't find it anymore.
35 B777-700 : Something that is industry standard is that funny to you? Man you must wet yourself at a comedy club...
36 STT757 : It happens a couple of times a year on the NYC Subway especially during the Winter. During the Winter the Homeless will sleep on long subway lines, c
37 CVG72 : When I die, I wanna die in the air. CVG72
38 Dl_mech : I can't believe that people STILL believe that photo.......That compartment was WAY too small for a body.
39 TWAL1011727 : The fuel emergency was not a fuel emergency at all...DL503 /21MAY from FLL-SLC had to have fuel removed from the A/C so they could takeoff from the s
40 9252fly : Don't give them any ideas!
41 TinPusher007 : I suspected it was a scheduled fuel stop. You know how the media gets carried away.
42 Flywithjohn : my first year at NW someone died inflight on my plane and I didn't find out about it till 2 hrs after the flight was done. Not uncommon
43 Jeb94 : At YX in 2002 a late night flight arrived from LAS with a dead passenger on board. The man was a terminal cancer patient and he was making one last tr
44 Wukka : Er, you pee and poop your pants. You obviously haven't watched many people die and lose control of "normal functions". Now do you really want that se
45 Post contains links and images Ardian : click! (together with another hundreds of newswebsites who mention this 'facility' aboard SQ's A345's). What did you expect it to be? A meat fridge
46 Post contains images Wukka : Unfortunately, the "onboard morgue" is true; and would accomodate a reasonable sized body. (coming from an apparent fellow fatass, it's too small for
47 Aeroplan73 : Lol...cold, but often somewhat accurate.
48 AR385 : On long haul flights, if someone dies on board, there is this thing called "rigor mortis" Once it sets, you'll have to remove the passenger along with
49 Pilotaydin : Why is it gross, it's not like the person decomposed or leaked our their organs...they just stopped breathing and passed away, don't be so scared of
50 Luv2fly : If you are going to quote me please do it correctly! Thanks.
51 Post contains images WesternA318 : Am I the only one that got this? LMAO!
52 Lono : DL Inflight is a comedy club these days...... "Industry standard"??? You don't believe that do you????? DL used to be the best...... now they are....
53 B777-700 : No I actually don't "know". I am PM with them, and have no complaints. I have no complaints w/ any US carrier. They're all about the same.
54 ArtieFufkin : I'm reminded of my Army days in Frankfurt. Every now and then you'd have a elderly person pass away on the street or in the Bahnhof. To Germans being
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