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Successfully Transporting Dead Body by Air- Guide

transporting dead body by air

When you come to know a loved one living in a distant state has ceased to live, the next moment you might feel like the most chaotic time of your life has begun. At first, you might be shattered by the fact that you couldn’t be with them during the last moment and then angry that they have left you forever. While you are still in the denial stage, the desire to give them a glorious funeral can become a crucial reason for facing the ugly reality. Toughening up is not easy during those sensitive times. But once you gather the courage to get past the emotional trauma, bringing them home off course will be your first priority. So, how can you accomplish that? The simple answer is by transporting them via airways.

We have concisely stated all the necessary steps you need to take for making it happen in today’s post.

1. Address Your Grief – Shoving off your feelings will not help as you need your mental strength for completing the chain of processes mandated for taking the deceased home. First and foremost, you should accept that you are going through pain and trauma that will slowly recede with time. If you bottle up your emotions, you can end up letting them out in unexpected ways.

2. Get the Death Certificate – Register the death of your loved one with the local authorities(sub-registrar). In case, the registerer or doctor you approached uses a local language, pursue them to get it in English. It will be helpful during cargo shipping. Make sure the details in the death certificate fully match the ones mentioned in the ID of the person.

3. Collecting NOC – After getting the death certificate approach, the local police station heading your district. If the deceased died under suspicious circumstances, the police authorities are likely to investigate the death before giving you clearance. It can take a week or more in this case. If so, find a mortuary and shift the dead body there. Many medical institutions have a freezing unit for the purpose. In both the places, the dead body is stored at a temperature below 0 degrees. This slows the decomposition process, ensuring the dead body is a presentable condition until the last rites.

4. Embalming and Coffin - Most of the airway services will not ship a dead body without embalming. A skillful embalmer can ensure the dead body looks acceptable and not covered in glory, no matter how it is received. He will also provide you with the embalming certificate. For sending it by air cargo, you also need a coffin box and a coffin box certificate. Most airlines have common rules governing the transportation of dead bodies, take a look at them before you go to an undertaker for buying a coffin.

5. Final Journey – The final step is booking of the air cargo. You will have to visit the air cargo department of the airline you wish to book a ticket from. The charges you pay for the shipment depends on the weight of cargo. You should reach the AWS department at the airport before 3 hours of departure with all the documents necessitated. If no one is accompanying the cargo, the details of the receiver are to be listed.

On the whole, we covered all the prerequisites you should be aware of for making smooth dead body transportation above. However, we haven’t gone into the overly complicated details that can be hard to decipher for newbies.

Not every bereaved is competent to go through all these steps as some might be undergoing a mental breakdown. In such a situation, you will need an expert who can be your guide for the entire process and help you take the dead loved one home. Dead Body Transport is ready to be that helping hand. We not only ship the body to its final destination but also remove all the roadblocks that come your way. Our panel of experts is always ready for counselling, and they can instantly eliminate all your doubts.