The Sun – SHOCKING photos show a dead woman being laid out on the aisle of a busy plane packed with tourists flying home from Turkey.
She is said to have died just 45 minutes into the three and a half hour flight from the resort of Antalya to Moscow, Russia. …
Attendants had no choice but to lay the victim in the aisle for the rest of the journey, covering her with a blanket.
Larger planes are usually equipped with a closed area unofficially known as a “corpse cupboard” to store the bodies of passengers who die suddenly in mid-air.
Budget airlines operating smaller planes normally have procedures to put a body on an empty row of seats.
It goes without saying that I feel bad for the lady that died. (Although last summer when I was stuck on the tarmac for three hours before a non-stop from Seattle to Boston and was subjected to “Batman v. Superman,” I was begging for the sweet release of death.) But I have no sympathy for the other passengers.
Having a dead person on the plane next to you is “shocking”? Not to me. I’d welcome having a recently departed passenger in the seat next to me and I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t. I mean, short of having an empty seat (and good luck with hitting that lottery these days), isn’t a dead person the ideal travel partner? They don’t fight you for territory along the disputed Arm Rest Borderland. They don’t get up to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes. They don’t snore or make a ton of noise when they eat. Or worst of all, try to engage you in small talk while you’re trying to read, sleep or watch Zack Snyder destroy your childhood with “Batman v. Superman.”
Sitting next to a dead person on a flight is the closest thing to living next to a cemetery you can experience. It’s just peace and quiet with neighbors who’ll never bother you. At least until their nervous system shuts down. loosening their sphincter and emptying their bowels. Until that happens, I’ll switch seats with whomever is stuck next to our fresh corpse, thanks. It’s better than being next to anyone living. No “corpse cupboard”? No problem.