Christopher Allen | Chicago man dies aboard O'Hare-bound plane - New York News

Chicago man dies aboard O'Hare-bound plane

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 41-year-old Chicago man died Monday night aboard a flight from Las Vegas to Chicago, but the cause of death is unclear.

The passenger, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Christopher Allen, was "experiencing a medical issue during the final phase of Spirit Airlines Flight No. 356 from Las Vegas to O'Hare Airport," Spirit Airlines spokeswoman Misty Pinson said Tuesday morning.

"Our crew provided medical assistance as they are trained to do during in-flight emergencies and they were assisted by a professional paramedic who was traveling on the flight," Pinson said in an email statement.

"We declared a medical emergency with the Chicago tower and called the Chicago Fire and Police departments, who met the flight upon arrival and transported the customer to a local hospital," Pinson said.

Allen, of the 3500 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center as soon as the plane landed, about 10:50 p.m., but was pronounced dead there at 11:39 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.

"All of us at Spirit are very saddened to hear about this customer's passing," Pinson said. "Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of his family and loved ones."

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:09 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices