Passenger dies on board flight from Germany to Houston

A passenger on board a Houston-bound Lufthansa flight from Germany died Tuesday, according to media reports.

Officials at George Bush Intercontinental Airport received a call around 1:30 p.m. about a death on the airliner during its 11-hour journey, a Houston Airports spokeswoman told KTRK-TV.

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The passenger’s name and cause of death were not immediately disclosed. Flight LH440, an Airbus 380-800 aircraft, departed Frankfurt around 10 a.m. and landed in Houston just before 2 p.m., an airline representative told the station.

“As is normal procedure, upon arrival, all passengers must remain onboard while the local authorities and police complete their job. A delay to de-board LH 440 was expected and so therefore the LH 441 (Houston - Frankfurt) departure was pushed back to one hour later,” a statement from North America Lufthansa Group said.

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The total number of people on board the flight was not immediately known. An investigation into the death is ongoing. No other flights were affected.