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Man Dies Aboard Hilo-Bound Flight

August 6, 2015, 1:54 PM HST
* Updated August 6, 1:56 PM
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A man died Wednesday night aboard United Airlines Flight 1004, which was headed to Hilo from Los Angeles, Calif.

A Hawai’i State Department of Transportation spokesperson confirmed with Big Island Now that the man was in his 40’s and died while the flight was en-route to Hilo.

The flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport at 5:18 p.m. Pacific time and arrived at 7:18 p.m. Hawai’i time in Hilo, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

Additional information was not available from DOT, and a United Airlines spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

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