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Plane Diverts After Passenger Dies Aboard Flight to Australia

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Details are emerging of a sad situation from over the weekend.

A flight from Vancouver to Australia was forced to divert to Hawaii on Saturday after a passenger died on board.

Christopher Woodgate, 38, was pronounced dead when the flight landed in Honolulu, ABC News reported. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted.

The Air Canada flight was headed to Brisbane, Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told ABC.

“Out of respect for the privacy of our customers, Air Canada cannot confirm the details about the medical emergency,” he said in an email.

The flight, with 257 passengers and 13 crew members aboard, was forced to remain in Hawaii overnight, Fitzpatrick said. The passengers left Honolulu Sunday on a different flight.

Woodgate had been sick prior to the flight, Jessica Lani Rich of the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii, a nonprofit that assists visitors in distress, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The man was traveling with five children, his wife and another family member, Rich said.

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Strange Odor at Oakland Airport Sends Travelers to the Hospital

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We have seen more issues with strange odors on airplanes in the last year or so than at any time, some so severe they required a diverted landing.

Now comes word that another incident has taken place, only this time it was actually inside the airport.

Four people were taken to local hospitals by the Oakland (Calif.) Fire Department on Tuesday after an unknown substance began giving off a strange odor at Oakland International Airport.

According to Fox News, the odor came from a small box at one of the ticketing counters that is used to discard items that cannot be brought on a plane via carry-on bag – water bottles, bottles of cologne or mouthwash larger than three ounces, etc.

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The airport played it safe and called the fire department, which sent a Hazmat crew according to the NBC TV affiliate in the Bay Area. There was no disruption to airport services, though four people were taken to the hospital to be checked out for precautionary reasons.

This is the latest in a series of numerous reports of odors emanating from a plane or airport just in the last year or so alone, much less beyond that time frame.

Some have been fumes that have forced flights to land.

Some have forced flights to divert to other airports.

Some have been so overwhelming that passengers and crew were hospitalized.

And some have even been visible – if you like your airplane cabin filling with an unknown fog.

The Oakland Fire Dept. is still investigating the cause of the odor.

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