Coming Home From Their Holiday In A Coffin.
December 8, 2016 2:18pm CST
I've recently returned from Spain, and as my husband isn't very mobile we book assistance at the airport. This means that we have to remain on the plane (along with other disabled people), until everybody else has disembarked. While waiting for the special vehicle that the assistance team use, we noticed not one, but two coffins being unloaded from the plane. It gave me quite a turn to see them, and to realise that these people's holidays had ended so tragically. I only hope that they had died at the end of their trip and had at least had an enjoyable time beforehand. It would be even more sad if they had died at the start of their vacation. The assistance team told us that this wasn't an unusual occurrence, though they didn't usually have two at the same time. The thing is that a lot of people travelling to Spain from England at this time of year are elderly with health problems, so I suppose it is bound to happen. I couldn't help but wonder how their spouse/partner must feel, knowing that their loved one was travelling home in the hold of the aircraft in a coffin, instead of sitting beside them on the plane. It's too awful to contemplate, and my heart goes out to them.
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• United States
9 Dec 16
It's sad for the surviving loved ones that it happened around the holy days but you should be happy for those who have passed on. No more pain, no more heartache, no more physical traumas or sickness. They are in a place of love, I believe, with others who have moved on. I am always happy for those who die but sad for the ones they've left behind.
14 Jan 17
I don;t have that experience but We did have my uncle (who was in his early 40's at that time) returning home from Kuwait. He wasn't well and was treated for major heart attack. We weren't sure whether he would make the trip back home safe or in a coffin. *shudder* He made it home was promptly headed to hospital. Not a whole month has passed that he passed away after another heart attack.