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BA B777 emergency(?) landing at ATH 29/6/2006

Old 3rd Jul 2006, 20:29
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Re BA, good job! Have had two too.. ( no, not careless ) Not everyone will accept a body, not this side of the sahara anyway far as I know. Also repatriation of said body an issue depending on who operates there. Would say either departure point or destination appropriate unless sure of your reception. People do just keel over... pilots too, and dead is dead, doctor or not! For a deteriorating condition then a diversion of course, though again I'd be aware that an adequate a/port doesn't necessarily mean adequate medical care. How well do operators check their en route alternates for actual facilities rather than those listed? On that note, for those of us in this bit of the world, any contacts/info on medilink and how they operate? Must admit never heard of them, but sounds hugely usefull.
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Old 4th Jul 2006, 10:29
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I'd be aware that an adequate a/port doesn't necessarily mean adequate medical care
Medlink take care of the adequate care, we take care of the adequate airport.

The company is called MedAire and the people we communicate with in flight are based at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix AZ.
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Old 4th Jul 2006, 14:17
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Just a quick question for you guys. I've read on several threads that if somebody dies during a flight they are left in their seat and made to look as if they are asleep (pull blanket up to face, etc). But when a person dies all their sphincter muscles relax and waste from their bodies will leak out. Does this cause much of a problem, especially on a long haul flight? Surely the surrounding passengers will notice an unpleasent smell after a while.
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Old 4th Jul 2006, 14:33
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Originally Posted by Irishboy
Just a quick question for you guys. I've read on several threads that if somebody dies during a flight they are left in their seat and made to look as if they are asleep (pull blanket up to face, etc). But when a person dies all their sphincter muscles relax and waste from their bodies will leak out. Does this cause much of a problem, especially on a long haul flight? Surely the surrounding passengers will notice an unpleasent smell after a while.
I was dealing with a sudden death last week. Temperature was pretty ambient, not too warm, within 2 hours of his death he was going into 1st stage rigor mortis, colour was gone from him... insides started leaking.. by the time he was moved to the mortuary 4 hours later, he was belching wind and starting to smell quite badly. Having seen quite a few like that, I wouldn't want them pretending to sleep next to me for 8 hours!
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Old 4th Jul 2006, 21:51
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Mr Ripley, thanks, will look up medaire.
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Old 6th Jul 2006, 17:21
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re: bodily fluids etc.
Exactly, a big clue that all is not well, and that diverting to the back of beyond and dumping 100T of fuel isn't going to help! Medical certificate or no.
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