Woman Dies on Plane Traveling From Brazil to Texas, Cause Unknown

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
January 2, 2013|4:25 pm

A young woman aboard a flight that was traveling from Brazil to Texas died unexpectedly during the flight.

Flight 962 took off from Sao Paulo and was scheduled to arrive at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, but the flight had to be diverted to Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston shortly after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when pilots contacted air traffic control to report a medical emergency inside the aircraft, the Associated Press reported.

Authorities explained that the woman, whose name has not yet been released, was 25 years old and showed no visible signs of trauma. A medical examiner will determine what caused the woman's death when an autopsy is conducted, but officials stated that results could take up to several weeks to be ready.

The body was removed from the plane and taken to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to be examined, according to AP. The rest of the 200 passengers and a 14-person crew departed from Bush Intercontinental Airport soon after 9 a.m. and arrived without further incident at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport just before 10:30 a.m.

Surprisingly, this is not the first time that a passenger aboard a flight has died. In September of last year, a 64-year-old woman on a Korean Air flight to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport died during the flight, according to ABC News.

Reports indicate that the woman was traveling from Seoul, South Korea when she met her unfortunate end. Sources explained that it appeared as if the woman had died from a heart attack, according to The New York Daily News.

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And again in June of last year a man died aboard a Kenya Airways flight from Amsterdam to Tanzania when he reportedly died sometime during the overnight flight. It was reported that the man was sweating and experiencing seizure-like symptoms before the flight took off.

 

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