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Man Freaks Out, Bites Someone, Then Dies on Aer Lingus Flight

Published On 10/19/2015 Published On 10/19/2015

As anyone who's ever flown before knows, commercial air travel can be full of sky-high horrors. But a startling incident last night on an Aer Lingus flight sounds like the opening scene of a zombie apocalypse movie. Or, uh, the start of an actual zombie apocalypse.

Specifically, a 24-year-old man was already dead when an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland made an emergency landing in Cork on Sunday night. Reports indicate the man freaked the hell out during the flight, bit another passenger, and fell unconscious after being restrained, according to a report by The Guardian. As of Monday, it was unclear as to how the man died and when he died, and Irish authorities were questioning the flight's 170-or so passengers and crew.

The man -- who RTE reports is believed to have been studying in Ireland -- became agitated and bit another man during the incident, probably because those tiny packages of peanuts just don't cut it. But really, the victim was subsequently transported to a hospital, although the reports don't indicate the nature of his injuries. Hopefully, Rick Grimes, et al are nearby in case things go south at the hospital. In the meantime, it might be wise to start constructing zombie-proof walls around your town.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist, and luckily, did not encounter flesh-eating maniacs while traveling this past weekend. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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