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Autopsy Results Pending On Woman Found Dead On Flight

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American Airlines has sent layoff warnings to more than 11,000 employees. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

American Airlines has sent layoff warnings to more than 11,000 employees. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (AP) — Autopsy results are pending for a woman who died aboard an airline flight from Brazil to Dallas-Fort Worth, forcing an emergency landing in Houston.

The 25-year-old woman died became ill and died aboard the American Airlines flight from Sao Paulo, forcing an emergency landing at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Wednesday.

Snow from a winter storm has closed major highways in remote stretches of West Texas.

The name of the passenger hasn’t been released.

According to authorities, the Boeing 777 left Sao Paolo with 220 passengers and a crew of 14 bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. When the woman went into medical distress, the flight crew, along with a doctor who happened to be on board, began performing emergency procedures, and the plane was diverted to Houston.

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