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Sad News: DL FA Commits Suicide In Mumbai  
User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 587 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

A couple of Indian news sites are reporting about an apparant suicide by a DL FA in Mumbai. Whatever may be the reason, quite an unfortunate event....

US airhostess commits suicide in Mumbai hotel

"A United States national working as an airhostess with Delta Airlines allegedly committed suicide in a hotel in south Mumbai, the police said on Thursday. ...."

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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6074 times:

Thats shocking.....the poor girl, my heart goes out to the Mother, it must be terrible to see your children go before you but a suicide..........terrible, really terrible.

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4359 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6051 times:

I am very sorry for her, but I believe suicides are and shouldn't be major news items. It makes it worse for the friends and family and also brings other people "on ideas"


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5757 times:

My heart goes out to her friends and family: May she rest in peace!


DALelite



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User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5002 times:

I wonder what drove her to it. Sad to read something like this. I remember about 12 or 13 years ago a F/A with AA tried to commit suicide on a layover in Hartford-BDL. She slashed her wrists and got in the bathtub of her hotel room, but they were able to save her somehow.

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4815 times:

Stay tuned to this one. The scuttlebutt (my cousin is an NY-based DL flight attendant) is that there are some questionable details about the situation, and it is not entirely clear exactly what happened. Suicide has not been officially concluded, nor has anything else been ruled out.

User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1451 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

That is very sad

Quoting 777gk (Reply 5):
Stay tuned to this one. The scuttlebutt (my cousin is an NY-based DL flight attendant) is that there are some questionable details about the situation, and it is not entirely clear exactly what happened. Suicide has not been officially concluded, nor has anything else been ruled out.

Are you suggesting it might have been murder? Now, that would be really bad.



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User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 6):
Are you suggesting it might have been murder? Now, that would be really bad.

I think he's suggesting that no one should jump to any conclusions just yet.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Quoting 777gk (Reply 5):
Stay tuned to this one. The scuttlebutt (my cousin is an NY-based DL flight attendant) is that there are some questionable details about the situation, and it is not entirely clear exactly what happened. Suicide has not been officially concluded, nor has anything else been ruled out.

I suggest you do not ignite rumours until an official report is out.....


User currently offlinePU752 From Uruguay, joined Mar 2005, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

god, let her rest in peace, terrible.

User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Quoting 777gk (Reply 5):
Suicide has not been officially concluded, nor has anything else been ruled out.

Let us wait and see the real reason, easy to read a newspaper report, but half the time they are wrong about the cause. Take ANS they said it was suicide and look what has happened since. My thought and prayers are with the family



Barbados, CWC soon, can't wait
User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

My first thought, having had first hand experiences of police work in India, was that the cops could be least bothered to have a murder investigation on their hands and took the easy way out. However, a petty murder would be far fetched at a high end hotel as the Taj. Indeed if there is foul play involved, it'd have to be a crime of passion. Hope that the truth comes out and my condolence to all involved.

VT-NYC



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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

This is not igniting rumors so much as passing along vague information that has been presented to me.

Out of respect for the parties involved, I will not mention any other details that have been brought to my attention. Naturally, a lot of false information swirls around when something like this happens, and it is difficult to avoid paying attention to the rumors. Still, the whole situation sounds sketchy, and a clearer picture is to follow.

A sad event, no doubt.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Quoting NYCAAer (Reply 4):
I wonder what drove her to it.

Based on a few conversations I have had with people in the know about this incident today, suffice it to say that Delta is treating it as an "alleged suicide". I don't think any further comment is appropriate in a public forum until more details are available.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

That is absolutely horrifying. Can't even imagine how her co-workers must feel when flying back to JFK.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

Quoting PNQIAD (Thread starter):
US airhostess commits suicide in Mumbai hotel

Airhostess? What a sexist and demeaning thing to call a flight attendant.

Mark


User currently offlineDeltadude From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

So what do they do on the return flight? Leave 50 people behind? If it was a suicide, I have no sympathy for her, only her family.

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
Airhostess? What a sexist and demeaning thing to call a flight attendant.

While agreeing with AsstChiefMark, this isn't the thread to be discussing sexist job titles.

Someone passed away in our (airliner) family, let her lie in peace and may she continue to fly wherever she is. Give her that much respect, please.

Save all other comments for other threads.

Please.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

wrapped in a shower curtain?? Body hanging in a hotel bathroom?? sounds fishy to me, How many people that hang themselves take the time to wrapped theirselves up in a shower curtain???

Didnt their first flight back they find a body in the wheel well....>>



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User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1595 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
Airhostess? What a sexist and demeaning thing to call a flight attendant.

Relax, it's probably an Indian who wrote this and their use of the English language might be different than ours. Perhaps Airhost and Airhostess is what they call them.

Quoting Deltadude (Reply 16):
So what do they do on the return flight? Leave 50 people behind? If it was a suicide, I have no sympathy for her, only her family.

You're talking about someone's life who if they did commit suicide is very tragic. Suicide is never the answer to your problems but sometimes people get so low they think they can never overcome what is troubling them and most of the time they can. To have no sympathy for her is your choice. My heart goes out to her friends and family now whatever way she died.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
Airhostess? What a sexist and demeaning thing to call a flight attendant.

They probably just haven't caught on with the rest of the English-speaking world. Two of the top three Google hits for "air hostess" brought up links for flight attendant schools in ... India.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 18):
How many people that hang themselves take the time to wrapped theirselves up in a shower curtain???

The ones that realize they've made a mistake and try to free themselves do.

Mark


User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
Airhostess? What a sexist and demeaning thing to call a flight attendant.

Hey Mark, that is what they are called in a lot of the world, it is a hang over from years ago. A lot of people still use that name in reference to FA'S. I still call them Stews. I just hope that this can be solved quickly and her body returned home to her family



Barbados, CWC soon, can't wait
User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Quoting Deltadude (Reply 16):
So what do they do on the return flight? Leave 50 people behind? If it was a suicide, I have no sympathy for her, only her family.

gotta love the compassion! That'll teach us to fall short of the grace of God!


User currently offlineDeltadude From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 18):
How many people that hang themselves take the time to wrapped theirselves up in a shower curtain???

sounds resourceful

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 19):
My heart goes out to her friends and family now whatever way she died.

agreed



Seriously though....what did they do coming home? Fly another flight attendant in?


25 Evan767 : Boy it's funny to see how some things get totally blown out of proportion! A body was indeed found in a DL wheel well. The flight, however, was NOT f
26 Post contains images EWRCabincrew : Yep, apparently no love lost here. Side note: they go back short crew.
27 Aanyc : That is one of the cruelest things to say. People don't commit suicide for the heck of it. I am sure she was dealing with more than she could handle
28 Deltadude : Isn't their a legal minimum? Do the flights have over the minimum normally?
29 AirframeAS : I agree. This is distasteful and insulting to name one's profession like that. They are flight attendants. Condolences to the family.
30 PanAmOldDC8 : I am sure in this in this case the crew would fly the flight home short handed, as they would want to get away from the situation as soon as posssibl
31 TedTAce : I hope it's not Rita out of MCO. Ted
32 Panamair : The JFK base works the JFK-BOM flight. Very very sad. May she rest in peace, and condolences to her family and friends. DL puts 12 FAs on the JFK-BOM
33 WestWing : The name of the deceased has been reported as Marlyn (sic) Dunston, aged 50.
34 DL021 : I sympathize with her family and friends who are now saddled with doubt and guilt feelings.
35 TedTAce : I am sorry for her. Is there any report if she is ex National/PAA?
36 VHXLR8 : I think you would find that the entire crew would be passenegered home; and a replacement crew flown in to take the aircraft home.
37 WestWing : No information on this, sorry. These reports are probably derived from the "police blotter" so they won't have it. I assume at some point the US loca
38 YOWza : Nice to see that even in sad, sad circumstances the PC police get their 2 cents in. Air Hostess really is not that derogatory. YOWza
39 TRVYYZ : FYI, that word is not an Indian invention. And they do not see it the way you do. May she R.I.P. and my condolences to her dear and near.
40 TedTAce : Still no US news reports according to google.
41 Panamair : According to some JFK DL FAs I talked to, she was an RD ('Real Delta") - she had about 30 years or so with Delta.
42 SW733 : Yes, they are...in America. Too bad this article was not written in America. There is a world beyond, oh wise one. Sad news, really really sad news.
43 SA7700 : For your sake, I hope that something like this will never happen to you or your family. Condemnation sometimes seems so easy because as humans we nev
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