British woman dies in flight
Children sit near mother’s corpse for eight hours
The flight from Hong Kong to Britain was seen as the start of a new chapter for an English woman, but it was her last. The mother and wife of two children died on the plane – right next to their family.
Helen R.* († 46) waiting for her home flight from Hong Kong to Great Britain. Due to the Corona pandemic, she had not seen her family and friends in the UK for years.
After 15 years in Tung Chung, a Hong Kong district, the mother and wife of two wanted to return to their homeland with their families and dare to make a fresh start there. But when the plane landed, Helen R. was already dead.
He died in his sleep on the plane. Even after taking the initiative, the woman could not be saved. Her children and her husband had to stand by the body for eight hours before landing in Frankfurt (de). The deceased then had to stay there while the family traveled to England.
the family had time to say goodbye
A spokesman for the Foreign Office in Great Britain confirmed to “The Guardian” that there had been one death on the flight concerned. “We are supporting the family of a British woman who died on a flight to Frankfurt and are in contact with local authorities.”
Although the sudden death was very painful for the family, everyone used the time during the flight to say goodbye to Helen. The cause of death of the British woman is yet to be ascertained.
“Helen was a devoted wife and mother”
Helen R., who had worked as a babysitter, was well-known and well-liked in her Tung Chung neighborhood.
“This loss is unimaginable. Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She was the glue that held her family together,” a friend from Hong Kong wrote on the “GoFundMe” donation forum. There was an appeal to the family. More than £30,000 has already been raised. I have to support the family.
Helpful, Open, Friendly: The comments column under the call for donations is full of kind words. «Helen always made herself available to help others. She was smart, funny and generous with her time,” wrote the organizer of the call for charity. “We can only hope that she knew how much she meant to us.” (CH)