(STMW) — An airliner bound for Japan returned to O’Hare International Airport on Sunday after an elderly man became ill—and later died at a North Side hospital.
Japan Airlines Flight 0009, bound for Tokyo, departed O’Hare about 1:45 p.m. and returned about 3:46 p.m. after a passenger became seriously ill, airline spokeswoman Carol Anderson said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisories In Effect; Snow Arrives For Monday Morning Commute
The 81-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately being released, was taken to Resurrection Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.READ MORE: Melissa Ortega, 8-Year-Old Girl Killed In Little Village Shooting, Had Just Emigrated From Mexico
The plane then refueled and left again for Japan about 5:40 p.m., Anderson said.MORE NEWS: Illinois State Departments, Driver Service Facilities Reopen Monday Weeks After COVID Surge
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