A mother dies in front of her children and husband on a flight to the UK

A mother dies in front of her children and husband on a flight to the UK

A mother died on a flight between Hong Kong and the UK. His body had to stay with his family for the eight-hour drive. A real tragedy that aroused the sympathy of netizens. An online kitty has been opened.

It is a tragic story reported by the Guardian. A mother died in front of her family on a plane on August 5. Mother, father and children traveled to the UK from Hong Kong after more than 15 years abroad.

During the first flight hours, Helen Rhodes fell asleep and never woke up. “During the remaining eight hours of the flight,” the body of the family’s mother remained close to the children and father. According to her friend Jayne Jeje, quoted by our colleagues, that moment was “extremely traumatic for the family.”

An online kitty of 32,300 euros

“However, they had all the time to tell him what they needed to tell him.” “This loss is unimaginable. Helen was a devoted wife and mother. She was the glue that held her family together,” describes this acquaintance. After an emergency landing in Germany, his body remained in Frankfurt while his family returned to the UK.

An online kitty was opened for Helen’s loved ones and a wave of solidarity was created. The campaign raised more than 32,300 euros. This amount should be used in particular to cover funeral expenses. A spokesman for the Foreign Office reacted to the tragic death of the Briton. “We are supporting the family of a British woman who died on a flight to Frankfurt and are in contact with local authorities,” he said.