A BRIT mum suddenly passed away in front of her husband and kids while on a flight back to the UK.
Helen Rhodes was excitedly heading home with her family on August 5 for a “new adventure” after living in Hong Kong for 15 years.
But a few hours into the long haul flight, the midwife was found unresponsive after seemingly falling asleep.
Helen was unable to be resuscitated on board the aircraft.
Harrowingly, her devastated children had to sit next to their mum who had fallen into a “breathless sleep” for another eight hours.
She was cradled by her loved ones until the plane eventually landed in Frankfurt.
Although it was “extremely traumatising” for her family, they found comfort in the fact they could say their goodbyes to her.