Update: Man dies on Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin

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Aer Lingus aircraft landing

UPDATED: IRISH media reports suggest that the man who died on the Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Brussels was a 24 year old Brazilian and when a post mortem was undertaken in Cork on October 19, a number of packages, including one which was broken were found in his stomach.

The packages have been sent for analysis and further toxicology tests are being undertaken on the body.


POLICE in Dublin are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who died on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin on October 18.

According to reports, the man bit another passenger during the flight and had to be restrained prior to his death. A post-mortem will be held at Cork University hospital in an attempt to discover the cause of death.

The man lost consciousness on the flight and a doctor and a nurse who were both passengers on board attempted to treat him, whilst the captain declared a medical emergency and the plane was diverted to Cork airport.

The passengers numbering around 170 and crew were interviewed by police and then allowed to complete their journey, except for a Portuguese woman who was detained on suspicion of drug offences.

At this stage there has been no announcement as to whether she knew the deceased or if her arrest is connected to his death.

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