The chances of someone dying mid-flight are slim. Minute even. But with 3.5 billion people taking flights last year, 61.34 million of which were on Australian domestic services, an untimely death is almost inevitable.
And you’d better believe the airlines have a plan in place for when it happens.
As a flight attendant – let’s call her Sally – told Mamamia recently, “If a major health event occurs mid-flight, the plane will divert and land as soon as possible.
“On the extremely rare occasions where a passenger does pass away, our main priority is to ensure their dignity and privacy are maintained, and to move passengers away from the person as quickly as possible.”