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Woman gets refund after being forced to sit next to corpse on flight

A Swedish woman has received a partial refund after she was forced to sit near a dead man during an international flight.

Lena Pettersson had just boarded her Tanzania-bound flight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol when she noticed a man in his 30s looking unwell, the Expressen daily reported.

Pettersson, a journalist with Sveriges Radio, told the broadcaster that the man "was sweating and had cramps [seizures]."

After the Kenya Airways plane took off, the man died, the Expressen reported.

Cabin crew laid out the dead man across three seats and covered him with a blanket -- but left his legs and feet sticking out, Pettersson said.

For the remainder of the overnight flight, Pettersson was forced to sit near the dead man, with just an aisle separating her and the corpse.

"Of course it was unpleasant, but I am not a person who makes a fuss," Pettersson said.

After her holiday in Tanzania, Pettersson lodged a complaint with Kenya Airways, eventually receiving a $713 refund, half the price of her plane ticket.