Cameras have filmed training sessions for BBC2 programme A Very British Airline, showing how crews are taught to deal with medical emergencies, including deaths, in the sky.

According to the Independent, during the show a woman trainer tells a roomful of recruits: “Many years ago we used to give them a vodka and tonic, a Daily Mail and eye shades and tell passengers they were fine.

“We don’t do that anymore. Now you would cover them in a blanket up to their neck.”

What about putting them in the toilet? Is that an option?

 “You cannot put a dead passenger in the toilet,” the trainer adds. “It’s not respectful and it’s not strapped in for landing.

“If they slid off, they would end up on the floor. You would have to take the aircraft apart to get that person out. Imagine putting someone in the aircraft toilet?”

UK readers can watch A Very British Airline tonight at 9pm.

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