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A man who fell ill on an Aer Lingus flight became “extremely violent” before falling unconscious and dying on board the plane.

The Lisbon-Dublin flight EI 485 had to be diverted to Cork when the dead man, aged 24 and a Brazilian national, bit a fellow passenger who was attempting to restrain him.

A 44-year-old Portuguese woman onboard the same plane has now also been arrested. It is believed that she was travelling with the dead man. 

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Gardai allegedly found 2kg of a powdered substance in her luggage and she is currently being detained under the Drug Trafficking Act, according to RTE News.

The Irish Mirror reports that the crew yesterday evening broadcast an emergency Pan Pan message three times in quick succession and advised air traffic controllers of an incident on board the Airbus A320-200.

The pilot requested clearance to divert and land at Cork Airport, telling controllers that there was a man “running amok” and that he had “injured one or two passengers”.

It is also understood there was a doctor and two nurses on board who tried to assist the restrained passenger.

In an astonishingly account, John Leonard, who was also on the plane, told Cork's 96fm that the Brazilian man was "on the ground shaking violently".

He went on to explain: "The noise he was making was like something I have never heard before. It's not something you'd hear everyday. It was like deep anguish is the best way I could describe it, very, very troubled.

"Not screaming in a sense, you know if you'd hurt yourself or something, just very guttural, from deep within him."

Mr Leonard furthermore said that it was a "very violent end". He stated: "To die that way in the back of an aeroplane, it's not right. It was not very pleasant at all."

All 168 passengers and six crew members were removed from the plane in Cork while gardai, airport paramedics and an ambulance rushed to the scene.

The passenger who suffered from the bite was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Irish Mirror adds that although the dead man wasn't Irish he “may have been studying in the country”.

Describing the incident as a “medical emergency,” Aer Lingus said last night in a statement: “Flight EI 485 Lisbon to Dublin diverted into Cork due to a medical emergency on board.

“There were 168 guests and six crew members on board. The flight landed safely at 17.40 local time.”


In case you missed it earlier this week, a video popped up on Facebook showing an elderly couple reuniting at an airport went viral.

The user who posted it with the caption “this is true love” was Chris Perry, he shot the video at Los Angeles Internation Airport and decided he had to share it with the world. The video now has 30 million views on Facebook.

Inside Edition tracked down the couple at the centre of the heart-warming reunion, as it turns out they an interesting back story.

Carol, 75, has been married to her husband Bernie Mills, 80, for five years. Bernie was waiting for Carol with flowers and chocolates. If you have seen the video, then you know that he was pretty excited about her arrival.

The pair were both married and widowed. They connected online. Using the dating website eHarmony they got in touch and were married in 2010.

The video shows Carol on her return from a two-week visit to the East Coast, where she had been attending a family member’s wedding. Since the couple married this was the longest stretch of time they had spent separated.

"I was just so excited to see her coming through that door. I was like, ’oh boy I’ve got my baby back again’," Bernie explained.

Carol added that they were very surprised that so many people had taken such an interest in their reunion.

"My daughter said the video has gone viral," Carols says. "And I said, ‘What’s viral?’"



Reality TV star and socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was arrested at Heathrow Airport over the weekend it has been reported.

Tara began to throw something of an epic tantrum when she was refused entry to the first-class lounge at the airport and it allegedly took EIGHT police officers to control her and remove her from the scene. That really doesn’t sound good!

The former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here star was said to be ripping out her hair extensions and screaming and shouting abuse, with a witness claiming: “She had completely lost control and was screaming at the officer. They had no choice but to arrest her for her own and everyone else’s safety.”

Tara was later brought to a local police station in the area and issued a caution for the behaviour. She has a history of drug abuse and even appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show earlier this year to talk about her cocaine addiction. 

The socialite was due to fly to Zurich to celebrate her birthday in the luxury ski resort of Klosters when the incident occurred. She later returned to the airport to catch a flight to Zurich the next day. 



It would appear that Paul Rudd has found his body double should he ever need it!

The actor was claimed to have tried to break up a homophobic fight that broke out in a Dallas airport – but he says it wasn’t him!

In the shocking footage a man can be seen attacking another man for his pink shirt and calling him offensive homophobic slurs.

He then attacks the man and people jump in to help, including fake Paul Rudd.

The video has some NSFW language so stick your earphones in…

Everyone started to speculate about the actor’s appearance in the video, hailing him a hero before his publicist ruined everyone’s day, claiming: “It isn’t him. Thanks for checking.”

So who is the mystery man? After some searching the internet found a man called Ben Kravit, who does indeed resemble Paul!



All this talk of air travel strikes has got us feeling a little worried about our summer holidays. While the French air traffic controllers’ strike, which caused a hell of a lot of disruption, is now over, it hasn’t put our mind at ease that something like this might happen again…

Here’s what you need to know if your flight does get cancelled:

Call the airline
As soon as you hear a whisper that your flight is cancelled, call your airline. They will be able to tell you what is happening.

Know your rights
As a passenger you have rights so make sure you are aware of them.  For a cancelled flight your airline must offer you re-routing either straight away or at a later date or a full refund.

Compensation only depends on your flight and reasons for cancellation. Don’t hold out for a pay package – the most you will ever get is €600 and that’s if you are going long haul.

You are entitled to meals, accommodation and transfers if needed but only if you choose the re-routing option. If you ask for a full refund don’t expect to receive any more from the airline.





Rob Kardashian has hit back at trending ‘fat’ jibes aimed at his weight gain.

And his big sister Khloe is with him every step of the way!

Rob made a rare appearance at an LA airport on Sunday to fly out to Paris for sister Kim’s wedding – and his name has been trending on Twitter ever since.

But for all the wrong reasons!

Twitter trolls have posted countless nasty comments about the reality TV star’s appearance, with some saying he should be “ashamed” of the way he looks.

“so i found out i was trending for being fat… thank you all it really made my day :)” Rob tweeted.

He continued, “first, i don’t believe in rehab or therapy or anything of that sort and second I’m a grown man and will work on myself when i choose

“I’m aware that I’m fat that def aint a surprise to me lol and my only therapy will be in the gym anyways had to say somethingggggggggg,” he wrote.

Never one to mince her words, protective sister Khloe took to Twitter to defend her little brother.

“You should be ashamed of yourself. Your words are cutting deeper than you know and are possible (sic) leaving lifetime scars!” she wrote.

“What shallow souls you are…Grow up!” she added.

The 27-year-old’s weight gain has skyrocketed to a reported 260 pounds, with momager Kris Jenner pleading with her son to get help after doctors told him he was at high risk of developing diabetes and eventual organ failure.

Let’s hope Rob finally gets the help he needs!




Will.i.am was left fuming after being kicked out of a first class lounge at an airport yesterday.

The Voice UK coach took to Twitter to hit out at United Airlines after reportedly being told to leave a VIP lounge because staff thought he had a fake membership card.

Cheryl Cole’s BFF posted on Twitter, ”#unitedAIRLINES is the worse. Im a member & I have my card to prove it. but they tell me my card is fake & kick me out the lounge #ouch (sic).”

He added, ”Ha ha ha I got kick out the club…#unitedCLUBsucks…(sic)”, with a photograph of the ‘Global First Lounge’ sign as he stood outside.

While it’s unclear what airport the star was flying from, he had earlier tweeted that was planning on visiting his good friend Puff Daddy in Washington D.C for his speech at Howard University that day.

”I fly so much.. a business should know who their customers are… its okay im making this my lounge,” the peeved celebrity posted, along with a photograph of a chair in the corner of the airport.

And he still wasn’t done…

Later on, when a pilot asked for his autograph, he tweeted, ”I get kicked out of the @united lounge because they say I’m not a member.. oh well.. & then the @united pilot asks me to take a selfie #WTF. (sic).”


3lb yorkie and his 30lb carry-on suitcase!


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Nigella Lawson was turned away at a London airport after being banned from the US for taking drugs.

The celebrity cook was due to fly from London to Los Angeles to act as a judge on TV cooking show The Taste but was reportedly not allowed on the plane.

The 54-year-old ‘Domestic Goddess’ confessed under oath during a trial last year that she had snorted cocaine several times and smoked cannabis in front of her children.

Although Scotland Yard did not act over her confession, it seems the US authorities are taking a tougher stance.

Nigella is said to have arrived alone at Heathrow airport on Sunday morning to catch a direct British Airways flight to LA.

She is thought to have checked in and passed security before being told she could not board her plane. She had to return to the first class check-in to arrange to collect her hold luggage.

The celebrity is said to have tried to enter the US by registering online for permission to travel and confirming she had not been arrested or convicted of offences including taking illegal drugs.

However, the US reserves the right to ban visitors to their country if they have admitted to drug use, even if they have not been convicted.

Before going to the airport, Nigella posted a photo on Twitter with the caption, “Packing for my holiday!”

The photo showed a sunhat, a tube of Colman’s Mustard and a small tin of Maldon sea salt.


Traveling is a very stressful time for everyone. The slightest turn of events can ruin your day and when things go wrong, they go very wrong. If you have traveled through an airport recently or you are dreaming of your summer plans, be prepared.

1. Baggage
Is it necessary to be so overly strict on baggage. When you go into Dunnes or Penneys or Samsonite for our posh readers, are we really supposed to bring a measuring tape and measure the correct size? No. And, does it really matter if the bag looks too full? Give us a break. If you come across an air hostess that insists you check in your carry on – don’t take it lying down. You take out every jumper in the case and put them on. Take crap from no one.


2. First Class
If you can’t spot the rich folk in the airport, check out their bags. They will either be massive or designer. These rich people are the worst on long haul flights. If you’re flying on a plane that has first class and coach, it is like you are in a massive doctor’s waiting room and they are calling up everyone who is better than you first. They swan on to first class and get their luxury bed and better food. Oh god how we hate them.


3. Gates
Your gate is boarding in an hour. Great news, you can get a nice meal before you get on the plane. Now it’s a half an hour until the gate closes. You will start walking but realise it is 20 minutes away. Then you start running. The panic and stress between now and boarding will cause a serious amount of sweat.


4. Duty Free Prices
So, you are on your way to your European destination and you need to buy alcohol before you go. Ah yes the duty free is nice and cheap – 2 litres for €20, brilliant. You go to pay and are told: “Oh sorry that is only for people flying to countries outside the E.U. If you squint your eyes and look at the tiny price in the bottom corner – that is how much they are.” Bring in the awkward moment of putting it all back.


5. Liquids
This 100ml rule needs to end. It is so bloody stressful and now Dublin airport are insisting you have to use their plastic bags. Grrrrr.


6. Searched
There is nothing worse than going through security and getting beeped. Then the always-awkward rub down from the security woman or man. Oh the shame. And if you’re prone to these incidents, you’ll usually look so nervous that it looks like you have something to hide. Just madness.


7. Bad food choices
Is it wrong to expect a McDonalds in every airport? Is it wrong to shiver at the sight of a Quick burger? And is it okay to be sad when all they have are two overpriced restaurants serving below average food?


8. Leaving things behind
Whether you are the person who rushes everyone or you have a friend or parent who is, there are serious consequences. When you get overwhelmed in an airport and are in a rush, you can leave things behind. The gifts to bring home, the vodka for a festival you are going to in a few weeks or that large Toblerone you have been craving. But, you know what is worse? Leaving stuff behind on the plane – so close yet so far.


9. Rude staff
When airport staff are rude it ruins your day, so watch out for this one. You catch someone on a bad day and you could be forced to check your carry-on bag or undergo an unpleasant security search.


10. Bag checks
There is nothing worse than having to open up your bag at security. It doesn’t matter if your underwear is on top or not – it is still awkward and embarrassing. And, most of all, it wastes time that could be spent eating a burger and chips.


11. False promises
When your flight is delayed and you are promised it will take off soon and then it’s delayed more and you’re promised it won’t be long and then it’s cancelled. Worst feeling ever.


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Amanda Seyfried accidentally carried a knife on-board a flight yesterday after it went undetected by security in the airport.

Always the good citizen, Amanda tweeted a photo of the Swiss Army knife with a message for TSA (Transportation Security Administration) to draw attention to the incident.

Tweeting her own alarm at having gotten through security with the knife, Amanda tweeted: “Dear TSA: This Swiss Army Knife wasn’t detected through security and I unknowingly carried in on board. Scary!”

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