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Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby tommy525 » 08 Nov 2015, 22:06

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/afav/201511070026.aspx

ODD ! Very odd. Bears further investigation.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby lostinasia » 08 Nov 2015, 22:11

tommy525 wrote:http://focustaiwan.tw/news/afav/201511070026.aspx

ODD ! Very odd. Bears further investigation.

I assume it's just a statistical fluke, but it did start me wondering how often people suddenly die in public places.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby tommy525 » 08 Nov 2015, 22:16

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_c ... id=2832951

More details here. Maybe not diabolical. Seems the Swiss guy may have had some issues. Perhaps downing a bottle of scotch was not healthy. The American guy was 68 so was pretty old. Could have been in poor health.

A long long time ago, when CKS was new, I was at the airport when there was a commotion. I went to have a look and an Asian guy. Well dressed, seemed maybe 40 ish, had collapsed right at the arrivals hall. Apparently dead of a heart attack.

But I had thought something was up with two dead in one night at Taoyuan. After just seeing a Bond movie, thought something sinister was up.

Spy versus spy kind of thing.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby Chris » 09 Nov 2015, 00:01

Damn! I dropped three foreign nationals off at the airport today. All from the UK, though.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby Icon » 09 Nov 2015, 00:09

68 and a plane trip? Maybe some embolism, heart or circulatory problems. But a 44 year old? Unless he had a previous condition, even with a full bottle in, I'd say odd.

Honestly, plane travel is not recommended under certain conditions and more people die on planes that we`d like to admit.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby yuli » 09 Nov 2015, 00:21

tommy525 wrote:http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2832951

More details here. Maybe not diabolical. Seems the Swiss guy may have had some issues. Perhaps downing a bottle of scotch was not healthy.

As written, they found an empty wine bottle near him, but the do not say what happened to the whiskey. :wink:
If he did not meet up with his wife as planned, went to the airport, however, and checked in, but then did not board his flight, it sounds like there was something wrong with him already earlier. A topic for a mystery novel: perhaps a suicide by medication and alcohol?
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby tommy525 » 09 Nov 2015, 02:05

Perhaps when they said "wine bottle" they meant a bottle of alcohol. Which could have been the whiskey.

Perhaps he wanted to get sloshed before the flight. Checked in and found a quiet corner, then the bottle of whiskey was too much.

Where was the wife physically while this was all taking place. One should enquire into that as well.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby Icon » 25 Nov 2015, 16:00

Even weirder: today a 25 year old Taiwanese male dead while on the plane to Indonesia. Report says he started convulsing, sweating profusely, then just dead.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby Ibis2k12 » 25 Nov 2015, 16:43

Icon wrote:Even weirder: today a 25 year old Taiwanese male dead while on the plane to Indonesia. Report says he started convulsing, sweating profusely, then just dead.


A similar thing happened to a friend of my wife last year. A guy in his late 20s, no health issues, went on holiday to Europe and died on the plane.
In his case he had some alcohol while he was on the plane and this thing caused a latent heart condition to appear. Basically he had some genetic disease that affects the heart but is almost impossible to discover until it clearly shows up. Unfortunately the plane was not an ideal place for that to happen, and he was already dead when they landed in Europe.
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Re: Two dead at Taoyuan airport

Postby Icon » 25 Nov 2015, 17:21

I know I have a problem and the doc always gives me nitro to take with me. Not that I believe it would do much but one does what one can.
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