Plane with dead passenger diverted to Va. airport

By the Associated Press | May 19, 2011 | 6:42 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An American Airlines flight was diverted to Virginia after a male passenger died on board.

WVEC-TV reports the New York-to-Miami flight landed at Norfolk International Airport around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Passengers were taken off the plane while police investigated and it was determined the person died of natural causes.

A woman who answered the telephone at the airport police office early Thursday referred questions to an airport spokesman, who wasn't immediately available for comment.