Beware the “corpse cupboard”: What happens when you die on an airplane — Quartz

People who die on airplanes aren’t dead. Not legally, anyway. In the unlikely event that a passenger expires mid-flight, he or she generally cannot be legally pronounced dead until a doctor or other local authority on the ground has had a chance to look. But the truth is, passengers do die on airplanes from time…

via Beware the “corpse cupboard”: What happens when you die on an airplane — Quartz

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