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Man on Honolulu-bound flight from Japan dies

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 9:09 a.m. HST, Apr 10, 2012

Delta Air Lines says a passenger on one of its Honolulu-bound flight from Japan has died.

Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin says Flight 612 from Nagoya was about two hours from Honolulu when the man began experiencing some kind of medical emergency. She says flight attendants and nurses performed CPR but the passenger was unresponsive.

Paramedics met the flight when it landed Monday morning and took the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

She says given the plane’s location, going on to Hawaii was the shortest and only available option.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as Michael Coverdale, 62, from Converse, Ind. An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday to determine cause of death.

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