A passenger flying on a United Airlines flight bound for Houston died in mid-flight Tuesday. Flight 95 from Denver to Houston landed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday night, as scheduled, around 11 p.m. The man’s cause of death is being investigated.
KHOU.com out of Houston reported that at “about 9 p.m. the man reportedly collapsed in the aisle of the plane and CPR was administered, Houston police said. The flight landed around 11 p.m. The Houston Fire Department met the flight at the airport and the man was pronounced dead.”
Homicide detectives have been brought in to investigate the death, reports ABC13.com, suggesting that the man may have potentially died of something other than natural causes.
AirlineRatings.com ranks United Airlines as a full seven out of seven for its safety rating.
Earlier that same evening, a maintenance worker was inspecting a railing on the tram system at the Houston airport and lost his footing, falling to his death. Click 2 Houston says “detectives said the victim lost his footing while he was inspecting part of a railing near Terminal C around 11:30 p.m.”
Last week, a drunk woman flying on a UK airlines became irate and removed her prosthetic leg in order to hurl it at crew members.
The woman, whose name was not released, was allegedly quite drunk, and started her tirade by shouting abuse and tossing food at the crew. Her meltdown reached the last leg when she slapped a child sitting near her and then took the time to unhitch her fake leg before whipping it down the plane’s fuselage.
“She was shouting ‘I want cigarettes’ and that she wanted a parachute to jump off the plane,” said 48-year-old John Smith, who was on the flight and witnessed the woman’s meltdown.