Passenger Dies On-Board Flight From Houston To Boston

United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on April 18, 2018 in San Francisco, California. United Continental Holdings reported better than expected first quarter earnings with revenue of $9.03 billion compared to analyst expectations of $9.01 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC (WBZ-AM)  -- A United Airlines flight out of Houston, heading to Logan Airport had to divert to Washington D.C overnight after a passenger suffered a medical emergency, and died on board the plane.

KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, reports that passengers on-board noticed something was wrong with the passenger and a decision was made by the flight crew to divert to Dulles International Airport.

In a statement United Airlines said "We are saddened to learn that our customer passed away. We extend our sincerest condolences to their family."

The rest of the passengers on that flight were put on a different aircraft and arrived in Boston earlier this morning.

The name of the passenger has not been released and there is no word on exactly what caused that passenger to die during the flight.

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