Man Commits Suicide During Flight

43-year-old South Korean found hanging by belt from his neck in bathroom
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 9, 2011 9:25 AM CDT
A 43-year-old South Korean man was found hanging by the neck from his belt, and a clothes hanger in the airplane's lavatory.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A passenger found hanged in a plane bathroom apparently killed himself during the flight, South Korean police said. The man was found hanging by his belt from a clothes hanger after the flight landed. Yesterday's Asiana Airlines flight had departed from Guangzhou, China. The man had worked at a Guangzhou branch office of a South Korean company and was returning home, officials said. No suicide note was found. The man was a 43-year-old South Korean; the country's suicide rate is the highest in the developed world.

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