Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Man dies aboard Aer Lingus flight after biting passenger

In a bizarre incident Sunday, a 24 year old man who was "running amok" on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland died aboard the plane.
According to the Irish Mirror, the man was acting violent on the flight and tried to bite at least one fellow passenger. A pilot told controllers the man had "injured one or two passengers," according to the paper.
The man was reportedly restrained by crew members but fell unconscious, and was later declared dead.
The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cork, Ireland. The Mirror says all 168 passengers and crew members were taken off the flight. At least one passenger was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries.
After he was taken off the plane, a number of 'packages' were recovered from the man's body.
An autopsy on the  Brazilian's body has been completed and the packages have been sent for forensic analysis.
John Leonard who was travelling on flight EI-485 when the incident happened said:
"He was actually on the ground shaking violently. The noise he was making was like something I have never heard before. It's not something you'd hear everyday. It was like deep anguish is the best way I could describe it, very, very troubled. Not screaming in a sense, you know if you'd hurt yourself or something, just very guttural, from deep within him."
He said: "To die that way in the back of an aeroplane, it's not right. "It was not very pleasant at all, it was a "very violent end".."