Nigerian Dies Aboard Plane From Lagos To Houston

Houston police are investigating the death of a male Nigerian passenger who died en route to Houston from Lagos, Nigeria, on a United Airlines flight that landed in Houston, at the George Bush IAH, Intercontinental Airport Tuesday morning, according to the Houston Police Department. United Flight 143 landed around 8:25 in 2800 block of Terminal Road. Authorities believe the victim, Nigerian native Benedict Sylvester Igwedike, 64, died shortly after United Airlines flight #143 departed from Lagos. HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer M. Miller reports that Igwedike died in the air after the flight left Lagos. After refueling in Dakar, Senegal, the flight was then sent on to Houston. Houston police are awaiting autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death, according to a press release.
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