04 Sep '11, 4pm

Man chokes on his inflight meal and dies on Jetstar flight. #Singapore

Man chokes on his inflight meal and dies on Jetstar flight. #Singapore

A 27-year-old architect had to fly back on a nine-hour flight while sitting next to the lifeless body of her boyfriend after he choked to death on his inflight meal on board a Jetstar flight. RELATED STORIES 77-year-old grandpa dies on SIA flight Airline finds dead man in plane toilet Mr Robert Rippingale, a 31-year-old New Zealander who worked in aviation logistics in Singapore, was flying home with his girlfriend, Vanessa Preechakul, when he choked on his food. "One minute we were sitting next to each other kissing, holding hands and the next minute he was choking," she said at his funeral on Saturday. Ms Preechakul told The Straits Times that she noticed that he was shaking violently as he was eating his beef dish. Thinking that he was laughing because of a movie, she asked him what was so funny. But he did not answer, and continued to shake. "I thought he was laughing ...

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