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Posted: October 19, 2015

'Agitated' Aer Lingus passenger reportedly bites man, then dies on flight

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By Katie Link

CORK, Ireland —

An Aer Lingus plane made an emergency landing in Cork, Ireland, on Sunday evening after a man on board died.

The 24-year-old passenger reportedly became extremely violent and bit another passenger, The Guardian reportsAccording to RTE News, the man was restrained, then became unconscious and later died. 

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The pilot informed air-traffic controllers that instead of completing the flight from Lisbon, Portugal, to Dublin, Ireland, the jet would need to make an emergency landing at the Cork airport.

The Guardian reports that all of the nearly 170 passengers on board the flight were questioned by authorities Sunday night. The person who was bitten during the incident was taken to a local hospital.

This video includes images from Aero Icarus / CC BY SA 2.0 and Lord of the Wings / CC BY SA 2.0.

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