[Ed. – Human remains are usually transported in the cargo hold. These rode packed across coach-class seats in the passenger cabin. They’re not actually in coffins; they’re in the cardboard boxes used for this purpose.]
The remains of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military commander killed in a US drone strike, were apparently placed in a cardboard box and flown out of Iraq across rows of passenger seats, new video shows.
The recording shot aboard a Mahan Air flight and posted on Twitter appears to show Soleimani’s coffin and those of others killed in the attack on an Airbus from Mashhad to Mehrabad Airport in Tehran — as a tribute video plays on one of the plane’s screens.
Babak Taghvaee, who describes himself as a defense analyst and freelance writer, posted the video Sunday on Twitter.