SKorea police: Man hung in plane likely a suicide

AP News
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 6:36 AM

Police in South Korea say a passenger found hanged in a plane bathroom apparently killed himself during the flight.

A police official based at Incheon International Airport said Tuesday the man was found hanging by his belt from a clothes hanger after the flight landed.

Monday's Asiana Airlines flight had departed from Guangzhou, China. The official says the man had worked at a Guangzhou branch office of a South Korean company and was returning home.

The official declined to be identified because he didn't want to influence the investigation.

No suicide note was found. The man was a 43-year-old South Korean.

South Korea's suicide rate is the highest in the developed world.