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Nigerian man dies aboard plane that landed in Houston

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Houston police are investigating the death of a man who died on a plane that landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday morning.

The plane 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.

Detectives say after his death, the flight was rerouted to Dakar, Senegal. The plane refueled there and was then rerouted again to Houston.

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