This may sound like a stupid question, but I'm really curious about that: What happens if a passenger dies on board a plane? I once read that the person is just covered with a sheet or something like that to pretend he is sleeping to not frighten other passengers. Is this really true?
Former London flight attendant Mrs Meho said there’s little cabin crew can do with a corpse, so the priority is to place the body out of sight.
“We make the body comfortable," Mrs Meho said.
"Either that means taking it somewhere discreet or lying the body flat and covering with a blanket. If there are not seats we 'prop' the body up.”
“We can place them (bodies) anywhere, but not a lavatory," Sharon said.
"We are also given the option of putting an oxygen mask on the person and simply saying they didn't feel well, even if we were sure they had gone to meet their maker.”