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>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:59 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
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