Father of five dies aboard Air Canada flight to Australia
A 38-year-old Australian man traveling with his wife and five children on an Air Canada flight died en route to Brisbane, according to reports.
Christopher Woodgate was pronounced dead when Flight AC035, which took off from Vancouver, landed in Honolulu on Saturday after being diverted, according Kira Paiva-Kimura of the city medical examiner’s office, 10 Daily reported.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
Woodgate had been sick prior to the flight, Jessica Lani Rich of the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, a nonprofit group that assists visitors in distress, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
The man was traveling with five kids, his wife and another family member, Rich said.
The group assisted the family with bereavement arrangements, she added.
“Out of respect for the privacy of our customers, Air Canada cannot confirm the details about the medical emergency,” airline spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told 10 Daily in an email.
There were 257 passengers and 13 crew members on the flight. The passengers left Honolulu on Sunday on another flight, Fitzpatrick said.
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