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Passenger Hangs Self On Heathrow Flight  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/2778220?source=Evening%20Standard


II Cor. 4:17-18
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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

The middle-aged passenger, believed to be Swiss, killed himself after tying his belt around a handle designed for the disabled

I dont get it....is this real....why would this happen??



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

AMSMAN: Why not? People can commit suicide anywhere they want to...

User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

True - but im not sure...just somethin bout the article that make me want to NOT believe it....dont know why! Guess its gotta be real?


Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3060 times:

The suicide percentage level in Switzerland is one of the highest worldwide. I think only in Japan it is higher.

Ikarus. I agree that People "can" commit suicide anywhere they want to... But it is sad when people only think about them self. Stupid things like jumping in front of a train or hanging in a public place are very sad. Think about what other people feel and I'm pretty sure also kids have been around the place. Something like that has to be very sad.



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2700 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3028 times:

It's ashame his life had to end like that. However, I can't help thinking about the scene from Airplane!.

Nick


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2988 times:

Hell, He probably felt like I did leaving Heathrow with such a horrible hangover, he had to kill himself! I wished death upon myself many a times during my weekend binge drinking session in London. Finally someone decided death was a better option then dealing with the pain!

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2984 times:

Did the flight divert? Since it was after the meal flight must have been some 3 hours over the pond.

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2940 times:

This is why inflight food should be improved. People are now killing themselves after tasting it.

User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

What are the waypoints over the atlantic? Iceland?....Newfoundland?

Would it have diverted?



Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 23 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

KaiTakFan, LOL!


However tasteless that was, it was funny as hell.  Nuts


User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Sadly, I knew before opening this post that someone would make jokes about this. No big surprise that it`s the 16 yr old crowd, I guess. Maybe when someone they know kills themselves reality will set in.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Hey AVT007 its sad, yeah, but what are we supposed to do. I think your just mad because people said the things you wanted to say.. Like the Airplane! joke, or what Greg said. Lighten up man. Plus you dont know how close some of us have been to death. so just keep it to your self.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Killing yourself is not a rational act, therefore it will not neccesarily have many rational comments.
Clearly this individual was distraught.
And clearly any of us finding dark humour in it is not truly making fun of his demise.
But the peculiarity of the situation lends itself to a bit of levity....

Brgds.


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Maybe Ted Striker was sitting next to him and telling him some stories from the war!


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

As a result of this incident, the TSA has now banned seat belts on airplanes for security reasons....  Yeah sure


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

I am stunned at how insensitive some of you are being. It's not funny.

My thoughts are with the gentleman's family first and foremost and also the passengers and crew of BA269 who tried their best.



User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Swissgabe said:

The suicide percentage level in Switzerland is one of the highest worldwide. I think only in Japan it is higher.

Say to say it, but Australia has the second highest suicide rate in the world.

Amazing to think that people from such good, pleasant countries like Switzerland and Australia would want to kill themselves. That is not to take away from the fact that people have problems mental or otherwise that they believe constitute ending it all. But it is funny to think that people in other countries battle every day just to survive (eat etc) and despite the fact that every service imaginable is available to people in developed nations - people still kill themselves.

QANTASforever





User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

I have little sympathy for people who take their own lives. I'm sorry.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Jhooper, all due respect, dont say stupid things like that. None of us have any idea why he did it, so let's not belittle something we dont know anything about. If he couldnt see any other way out than to kill himself, you are a very cold human being indeed if you dont feel for his mental pain.

My point is also as a mark of respect for the family and friends he left behind, that pain is real and that loss deserves your sympathy. Also the passengers and crew will never forget what they saw for the rest of their lives.

Think about it.



User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
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Sad to hear this. Some people's holiday will not have started in the best fashion.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Jhooper: Actually, I happily state the opposite. I have the highest possible respect for people who take their own lives. The amount of courage needed to do that... Honestly, I can't think of anything that would require more guts.

And, to be honest, I don't have any respect for the doctor who tried to revive the man after he had hung in the lav for nearly half an hour. Even if he'd succeeded, the brain of the victim would have incurred such severe damage that he'd have been reduced to an existence that is as indignified as possible. Any doctor who actively tries to prolong an existence like that deserves no respect at all.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1544 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

1st; sympathy's noted as one would expect..but especially to the poor people who have to clear it all up.

I'll give it three months before there's a "ghost story" knocking about on airliners.net about this aircraft.



L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Ikarus,

What a ghastly thinkg to say. While he has been in the bathroom for a half hour the doctor had now way of knowing how long he had been hangging. It takes time to set up the beslt and decide if this is rreally what you want. He may have only been hannging for a few minutes and could have been fully revived.



User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Hell, he wanted to die so he died in public, i guess he wanted the attention.

"I say....let 'em crash" -Airplane! errr Die.

Maybe he was sitting a seat next to a crying baby and couldn't withstand it.

Kevin

Suicidal rates are high now and its something very hard to stop.



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
25 EGGD : I think it takes greater courage to not-suicide.....
26 Lubcha132 : switzerland is so nice, why would they have such a high suicide rate. but i digress. its a shame, i'm not sure i would've wanted to be on that flgiht.
27 Airsicknessbag : AMSMAN: I dont get it....is this real....why would this happen?? Ikarus: Why not? People can commit suicide anywhere they want to.. Hey, it´s not tha
28 Ikarus : Flyboy36: From the moment you are unconscious from strangulation (about 10-20 seconds after the blood vessels have been closed), your braincells begin
29 Cyberflyer : hmmmmm....the guy must have been very athletic. I don't think it can be easy to hang yourself in the airplane toilet. Why would he kill himself on a p
30 Post contains images Avt007 : AA61, don't insult me. I would never make jokes about suicide. You won't find Palestinians or Israelis joking about their war, just as you won't find
31 C3000flyboy : While I was working for an airline we had a passenger attempt suicide on his way back to Croatia or Serbia I can't remember. My roommate was operating
32 Post contains images Gigneil : I can post an arbitrary tasteless remark to help the 21-25 range if need be. It is an unfortunate incident however. 50 tasteless things come to mind b
33 FrequentFlyKid : This isn't the right forum, however I, for the most part, don't respect people for taking their own lives. Especially in public places.
34 Post contains images MxCtrlr : This is the passenger airline industry - the same people who brought you such classics as "What did the one alligator say to the other alligator after
35 AA61hvy : i agree with you MxCtrlr-it is a way to cope with it. some people get upset, other people may make jokes..
36 Shamrock104 : Swissgabe, I don't think that this is true that only Japan has a higher suicide rate than Switzerland. According to my statistics, Finland has the hig
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