On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, a woman died on an American Airlines flight traveling from Brazil to Dallas, Texas, according to ABC. The plane was actually diverted and landed in Houston, Texas after the woman was pronounced dead on board the plane.
Police have not yet released the name of the 25-year-old woman.
Jodi Silva, Houston police spokeswoman, said that homicide detectives were called out to George Bush International Airport early on Wednesday morning so that they could investigate the scene. There were no signs of trauma to the woman's body, but an autopsy will be performed to determine exact cause of death.
The flight was American Airlines number 962 and left Sao Paolo, Brazil after midnight on Wednesday. A medical emergency was reported around 6:30 a.m. as the flight was en route to Dallas, and it had to make an emergency landing in Houston.
American Airlines did releases a statement regarding the incident, but didn't provide further information:
"American Airlines flight 962 today from Sao Paolo (GRU) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) diverted to Houston (IAH) because of a medical emergency. We can’t provide any information about the ill passenger, but we can provide details about the flight. AA962 departed GRU at 1:12 a.m. and diverted to IAH at 6:34 a.m. It left IAH at 9:05 a.m. and landed at DFW at 10:25 a.m. It was a Boeing 777 with 220 passengers and a crew of 14."