ORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) - A man who died onboard a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Los Angeles may have been infected with COVID-19.

The airline company is now working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contact those who were on the flight.

United Airlines said the man suffered a medical emergency on last Monday’s flight, but people on board the plane said they heard his wife telling EMT her husband had coronavirus-related symptoms.

Family members of the man who died are now saying the man had preexisting health conditions and felt sick leading up to the flight.

Copyright 2024 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox