Flight Crews Reveal The Darkest Secrets of Flying

You Won’t Be Pronounced Dead On An Airplane

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If you ever did die while traveling on an airplane, technically, you won’t be pronounced dead until you arrive at an airport. This is because the flight crew only knows CPR and other basic medical skills and are not medical professionals. The body isn’t examined until the airplane lands, and that is when a medical expert determines if you are dead or not.

Amazingly, the flight crew is instructed to leave the deceased person in the seat and quietly wrap them in blankets so that the other passengers don’t notice. So don’t be surprised if you are sitting next to a dead person the next time you fly.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.