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A post mortem on a 24 year old man who died on board an Aer Lingus flight will determine whether he may have taken a substance that caused him to take ill.


The Brazilian man became agitated and bit another passenger on the flight from Lisbon yesterday, before suffering a seizure, and dying.

The flight had to divert to Cork, where the aircraft is being examined by gardai.

Gardai in Cork are continuing to question a 44 year old Portuguese woman who was travelling with the 24 year old, on suspicion of drug trafficking – after two kilos of a powdered substance was found in her luggage.