04 Sep '11, 9pm

After a man died on a plane from S'pore to NZ, his girlfriend sat by his dead body for the rest of the flight

A woman watched in horror as her boyfriend apparently choked on his in-flight meal and died while flying on Jetstar Airways from Singapore to Auckland, the New Zealand Herald reported yesterday. Mr Robert Rippingale's girlfriend, Ms Vanessa Preechakul, said his body was moved to the crew rest area and she asked to sit next to him for the remaining nine hours of the 11-hour flight. Crew members used a blanket to cover his body. Mr Rippingale, 31, had met Ms Preechakul in Singapore, where he had worked for three years, the Herald reported. They were to celebrate his parents' birthdays in New Zealand. Ninety minutes into the flight, and Mr Rippingale was eating his dinner while watching a movie when Ms Preechakul, a 27-year-old architect, noticed him shaking. "I thought he was laughing very hard; then I looked at his face and his eyes were rolling and he couldn't talk. His li...

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