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Man (24) dies on board Aer Lingus flight

Laura Larkin

Published 18/10/2015 | 21:06

An Aer Lingus plane made an emergency landing at Dublin Aiport
An Aer Lingus plane made an emergency landing at Dublin Aiport

A 24-year-old man has died on board a Dublin-bound plane sparking a garda investigation.

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The man, who is not believed to be Irish, was struck down with a seizure during the flight this evening.

He was on board the Aer Lingus flight EI485 from Lisbon.

The man subsequently became unwell and later fell unconscious.

A medical emergency was declared and the plane was diverted to Cork Airport.

He was declared deceased following failed CPR attempts by paramedics at the airport, a spokesman for Cork airport said.

The plane landed in Cork at around 5.40pm and airport paramedics and a HSE ambulance responded to the scene.

A second man was also treated for injuries because he was bitten while trying to help the ill man.

There were 168 passengers and six crew members on board the flight, who are all currently being interveiwd by gardai at Cork airport.

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