After Tweets Go Viral About Passenger Dying of COVID-19 on Flight, Official Details Are Released

A viral Twitter thread that you have to read made some headlines earlier this week after a passenger on a plane said a man behind her died from COVID-19 in the middle of their flight.

Now, more details are being released by officials on what happened on that plane.

The flight took off from Orlando, Fla. on Monday (December 19) and was en route to Los Angeles. After a man began shaking and experienced cardiac arrest, the flight was diverted to New Orleans.

A spokesperson for United Airlines says that the passenger “declared he was not diagnosed with COVID and had no COVID-related symptoms,” according to TMZ. The spokesperson says that the man’s wife was overheard saying that he really did have symptoms of the virus, including loss of taste and smell.

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