I’m a pilot and here’s what really happens when someone dies onboard

WHILE traveling on an airplane is safer than riding in a car, sometimes the worst can happen during a flight.

A pilot explained what really happens when a passenger dies on a flight.

A pilot explained what really happens when a passenger dies on a flight

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A pilot explained what really happens when a passenger dies on a flightPhoto credit: Getty

Dan Bubb, a former pilot from Las Vegas, Nevada, told Newsweek that most vacationers don’t realize that a fellow passenger has died.

He said: “If a passenger dies, they will be removed from the aircraft in a discreet manner and, in order not to upset other passengers, the flight crew will not inform passengers that a [fellow] passenger died.”

Some planes are apparently equipped with a special compartment to stow a body away from vacationers.

If there is no such place, the flight attendants are asked to cover the deceased with a blanket up to the neck and tighten the seat belt.

Flight attendant Annette Long told Business Insider what she would do in such a situation.

She said: “I would probably put a blanket over the person so it would be less of a thing to look at.

“They want to maintain dignity and respect for someone who has died. You don’t want anyone staring at you. That would be really sad.”

If there is a medical emergency on board, all cabin crew are trained in first aid and aircraft are often equipped with defibrillators.

However, if more assistance is needed, the crew can perform an emergency landing at the nearest airport or ask if the passengers are trained medical professionals.

If you hear a passenger named Jim Wilson on your flight, it most likely means there is a body on board, with the secret code to let it fly undetected.

The term HR also means there is a body on the flight, which is abbreviated to “Human Remains”.

Here are some other secret words used by the crew during a flight.

If a passenger dies, cabin crew will discreetly move or cover the body

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