Discovering the Inconceivable Passengers Shocked as ‘Sleeping’ Woman Remains Unresponsive after Landing

Unsettling Discovery Passengers Realize That The Woman They Assumed Was Resting Through the Flight, Tragically Passed Away As She Didn't Awaken Upon Landing

British Airways plane

Passengers on a British Airways flight from London to Nice experienced quite the surprise when they thought a fellow traveler was just taking a long snooze. Little did they know that the “sleeping beauty” had actually passed away during the flight! Talk about a dead giveaway!

The incident took place on a Thursday, while the BA348 flight from London Heathrow airport was en route to Nice, France. Departure was already delayed, so when the elderly woman didn’t stir after landing, it raised some eyebrows. I mean, we’ve all had rough travel experiences, but this is taking sleep deprivation to a whole new level!

It wasn’t until concerned passengers alerted the cabin crew that the true nature of the situation was uncovered. Emergency services attempted to resuscitate her, but alas, it was too late. She had already embarked on her eternal slumber. Rest in peace, dear traveler.

Now, it’s not every day that someone kicks the bucket mid-flight, but it’s also not completely unheard of. According to the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, there is an average of one fatality for every 287 million passengers traveling with British airlines. So, statistically speaking, it’s still more likely to win the lottery than to witness such an event. But hey, who needs lottery winnings when you can have a close encounter with the grim reaper on a plane, right?

In cases like these, airlines have their own protocols for dealing with deceased passengers. If you think they just left her slumped in the seat like a fashion statement, think again. Former flight attendants have revealed that the departed are often strapped in and discreetly covered with a blanket until the plane touches down. After all, we wouldn’t want to scare the living daylights out of other passengers, now would we?

One thing to note is that cabin crew can’t exactly play doctor and confirm the demise of a passenger. So, don’t expect them to pull out a stethoscope and pronounce them dead. That’s a job for the professionals on the ground.

In all seriousness, our condolences go out to the family of the deceased traveler. It’s undoubtedly a deeply saddening and unexpected event. So, before you embark on your next journey, remember to cherish each moment and make the most out of every flight, because you never know what surprises might be waiting for you in the skies above.

*Source: The Connexion

*Source: Civil Aviation Authority