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Plane makes emergency landing after man dies onboard

Flight landed in Houston; was traveling from Chicago to Mexico City

Photo courtesy: @MexicoFER
Photo courtesy: @MexicoFER

HOUSTON – An airplane had to make an emergency landing in Houston after a man died during flight, officials said.

The plane was traveling from Chicago heading to Mexico City and was diverted to Bush Airport in Houston.

According to a medical examiner, the man seemed to have died of natural causes.

Officials said a doctor was on the plane at the time and was able to assist.

Emergency personnel are expected to remove the body from the flight and passengers will continue to their destination. 

KSAT 12's sister station KPRC in Houston is following this developing story. Return to this page for new information.