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Airlines Reveal What Happens When a Person Dies on a Flight

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Dead in the air

The fear of flying is about as irrational as they come.

Sure, Hollywood (and Malaysia Airlines) have engrained the fear in all of us that something can and will go wrong on our flight, and sure, maybe humans weren’t meant to fly. But since crashing isn’t even as likely as you may think, maybe your bigger concern should be dying of natural causes while in the air.

What happens when somebody dies on a plane? It’s a grim situation that nobody — from the flight attendants to the other passengers to the loved ones — wants to think about, but it has happened before and it will happen again. Though you may never have thought about it, airlines have policies and procedures in place for this unfortunate situation.

Here’s what airline workers had to say about what their duties to the dead include!

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