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Man Dies On SIA Flight Bound For San Francisco  
User currently offlineCysafan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 16873 times:

Today , a man dies onboard an SQ flight from Singapore to San Francisco via Hong Kong... RIP to this man... http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singa...francisco-20110403-001120-987.html (Source)  

[Edited 2011-04-03 06:36:38]

[Edited 2011-04-03 06:37:11]

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User currently offlinekurtjeter From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13680 times:

May he rest in peace. Unfortunately, it's not all that rare. I know this has been discussed before . . . . can anyone give an estimate of how many passengers / crew die (apart from accidents and incidents) each year?

User currently offlineA330NZ From New Zealand, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12188 times:

I read a similar story not that long ago about a woman who died on an EK flight bound for Houston

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12080 times:

Quoting kurtjeter (Reply 1):
can anyone give an estimate of how many passengers / crew die (apart from accidents and incidents) each year?

BA had an incident a couple of years ago that made the news when the body of a passenger who died in a full Y class cabin on a flight from India to LHR was moved to an empty First class seat, and a first class passenger complained when he woke up and found himself sitting across the aisle from a corpse. I recall BA saying at that time that they averaged about one inflight death a month.


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10829 times:

Quoting A330NZ (Reply 2):
I read a similar story not that long ago about a woman who died on an EK flight bound for Houston

Yeah there was a thread about this one on here a little while ago when this happened... The woman's son then proceeded to sue Emirates since he claimed they did nothing to help her but give her oxygen...



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User currently offlinewnbob From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

So what are we saying? Have a "morgue" compartment in each plane? Lots of people take to the air these days, so no suprise.

User currently offlinenwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

Personally, as a very frequent flyer, I cannot imagine a better end for me -- I suspect that will not happen though - if I am travelling, I'll die in some stupid elevator, or in the crush of a 'favorite' fast food place

And - lol - I guess this post will be deleted too


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19786 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

Quoting wnbob (Reply 5):
So what are we saying?

We're saying that a passenger died on a flight, which is an unusual occurrence. Unusual occurrences relating to aviation usually get posted on this site.

And on SIN-SFO, 90 minutes out, I don't think there's much option for diversion airports that are going to change the medical prognosis appreciably.


User currently offlinecontrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Quoting nwafflyer (Reply 6):
Personally, as a very frequent flyer, I cannot imagine a better end for me

I agree completely. This is how I'd like to slip the surly bonds of earth when my time comes. With my bad luck I'll probably go sitting in traffic somewhere en route to the airport.



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User currently offlinejlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 5 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
We're saying that a passenger died on a flight, which is an unusual occurrence. Unusual occurrences relating to aviation usually get posted on this site.

I understand (kind of) why this is posted on here, but why is it news? (I mean something worthy of be being reported in a news paper.)



JLB54061
User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Quoting wnbob (Reply 5):
Have a "morgue" compartment in each plane?

You joke, but SIA actually does have a "corpse closet" for their ultra-longhaul flights (e.g. Los Angeles to Singapore) on the A340-500.

http://www1.airliners.net/aviation-f...general_aviation/read.main/5068224

Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 9):
but why is it news?

It's a good question. I think there is a morbid curiosity, but also there is an assumption that the "worst" place to have a medical emergency is on board on aircraft. In fact, I've found the opposite to be true generally - many major airlines have made remarkable investments in medical equipment and training on board their aircraft for use in medical emergencies.



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User currently offlinewnbob From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

On a related subject, I know in general airlines won't let u fly if they know you have some kind of medical condition, they don't need the liability blah-blah.

But on a LAX-Korea flight a few years ago, there was this bed-ridden pax, travelling with a nurse, blocked off like 6 seats so they can place this "bed" on 2 rows, makeshift curtains. Man, I was thinking, the pax was going back home to die, 'coz surely if going for medical care, why leave the U.S.? Now that's morbid.


User currently offlinehuaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1114 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Quoting wnbob (Reply 11):
But on a LAX-Korea flight a few years ago, there was this bed-ridden pax, travelling with a nurse, blocked off like 6 seats so they can place this "bed" on 2 rows, makeshift curtains. Man, I was thinking, the pax was going back home to die, 'coz surely if going for medical care, why leave the U.S.? Now that's morbid.

Bed-ridden = "going back home to die"? Well my dad received the exact same treatment on an SQ flight from TPE back to SIN when he succumbed to stroke while on holiday there, and is still very much alive today, God bless.



It's huaiwei...not huawei. I have nothing to do with the PRC! :)
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Quoting nwafflyer (Reply 6):
Personally, as a very frequent flyer, I cannot imagine a better end for me -- I suspect that will not happen though - if I am travelling, I'll die in some stupid elevator, or in the crush of a 'favorite' fast food place
And - lol - I guess this post will be deleted too

Yeah same for me, aviation is such a central part in my life that I figured that it would be fitting if my death (may it be many many decades down the road) was somehow related to aviation or even in-flight (hopefully not with me as the pilot though, or in a crash)
If I was to die while flying, the only thing I'd probably worry about, is how to log that particular flight. (will leave the log kind of incomplete)

Soren   



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
Quoting kurtjeter (Reply 1):
can anyone give an estimate of how many passengers / crew die (apart from accidents and incidents) each year?

BA had an incident a couple of years ago that made the news when the body of a passenger who died in a full Y class cabin on a flight from India to LHR was moved to an empty First class seat, and a first class passenger complained when he woke up and found himself sitting across the aisle from a corpse. I recall BA saying at that time that they averaged about one inflight death a month.

Coincidentally, noted following BA item in today's Transport Canada incident reports.

At 12:58Z, BAW279, Boeing 747-400, enroute from London (EGLL) to Los Angeles (KLAX), declared a medical emergency and requested clearance to divert to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF). BAW279 was cleared as requested. At 13:20Z, the flight advised they would be continuing to destination as the passenger was deceased.

Occurrence Location: Vicinity 6330N040W


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