A FLIGHT flight attendant has revealed what happens to the dead bodies on the plane.
Brieana Young, a Virgin Australia flight attendant, shares how staff handle corpses if someone dies in a journey.
Talking to news.com.aupodcasts of, I have news for you, Melbourne-based Brieana said it was important for staff to show their respect for the deceased.
She said: “We want to be as respectful as possible if that [death on board] really happen.
“They are put in special seats when they land to make sure they are safe in the plane, but what is interesting is that when the plane lands, it is treated as a crime scene.
“So the police stepped in and assessed the entire plane and the passengers.”
That means if someone dies on the flight you’re on, you could have a long wait.
Brieana continued: “So if that [death on board] happened on your flight, expect to be there a while after you land. “
If you’ve been on a couple of flights, chances are you’ve flown with a dead body without realizing it.
Thousands of dead passengers are transported around the world every year.
So they don’t alarm passengers, airlines nickname the corpses so they can fly undetected: ‘a Jim Wilson’.
The name comes from the crates used to transport bodies.
One pilot also said the bodies could be called HR, which stands for ‘Human Remains’.
Dead bodies are usually carried in the bunker, but some passengers can sit next to them, which is what happened when a woman died on a flight from Turkey to Russia.
A 50-year-old diabetic woman passed away just 45 minutes after a three-and-a-half hour flight when she didn’t have any insulin.
Her body was laid on the aisle under a blanket during the flight – much to the horror of passengers.
A version of this article was originally published on news.com.au and has been reproduced with permission.
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