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Man Might Have Been Dead While Boarding Plane  
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Story here:

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/news/0302/0318deadpassenger.html

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User currently offlineRamper@IAH From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Reminds me of the movie, Weekend At Bernie's.

User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

I guess that's why the building is called a "terminal".



''We never would have allowed a passenger who had passed away to board an aircraft,''

Is that the quote of the year so far?




User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

I think I might have an answer as to why they took their father on a flight when more than likey he was already dead. It costs signigicantly less to buy a ticket for a "live" body than a dead one. Cargo costs are quite high. Many years ago that is precisely what a woman told my husband who was working international arrivals for PanAm. Her father got on in FCO knowing he probably wouldn't live through the flight, he got as far as customs when he expired. Lots and lots of paperwork for that one.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

I would imagine it'd be difficult to sneak a dead person through the security checkpoints, etc.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

And this is coming from an airline that sent 2 different kids to the wrong destinations last year....a dead man boarding the plane wouldn't suprise me at all.

User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Dead man boarding Big thumbs up


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

I agree with Dazed767. The passenger probobly died even before boarding.


Mmmm forbidden donut.
User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Will he get a refund under the airline's bereavement policy?

User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Since when does HP "Express" fly 737s into DSM? NOT!

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Skyhawk-

I can't believe people would do that with their own family members, that has got to be sick.



Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineZoomer From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Hey PanAm, what do you know? It may well have been his own wish to try and get home to die and his son was probably just carrying out his father's wishes. Please don't pass judgement on an event on which you know absolutely NOTHING about regarding the background to it all.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

I could see him now, screaming at the gate agent because of his delayed flight,

"What do you mean it's delayed, I have to hurry up and get home so I can die!"



Pan Am:The World's Most Experienced Airline - P(oor) S(ailor's) A(irline): San Diego's Hometown Airline-Catch Our Smile!
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

I really do feel for the mans family. Seriously. However, having a rather warped sense of humour, I think it's funny.

My question is why the hell did the people on the ground not notice something was amiss? If I were escorting an elderly and ill person to an aircraft I would certainly notice that they were DEAD! Believe it, or not, it is actually quite easy to tell a dead person from a sleeping person. I've been by the side of far too many friends and family at the moment they died to ever be mistaken.

I suspect that HP is not totally at fault. There must have been someone escorting the poor man to the gate. I cannot imagine the gate agent not asking if the man was alright.

Anyway he died, it would appear, a very peacefull death after having seen his family and knowing that he was loved. Rather unlike a friends brother who died 3 weeks ago from a heart attack. No one was able to reach my friends brother for many years due to his depression. He died on his bathroom floor and wasn't found for a week.

OK, the last was off topic in a way. My base point is that a man died being loved. That is more important than where, or how, he died.

PS : To those that may have a hard time with me finding humour in a death, get over it. I plan to die in such a way that people will laugh about it for years. It's an old family tradition.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineZoomer From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

If anyone's sick, I think it's you PanAm!  Sad

User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Service to DSM is no longer served by America West Express it is now a America West mainline city with 737 service.

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