Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. City Guides

Teenager dies on airplane

See also

A 16-year-old boy died on a Delta Airlines flight Saturday morning.

Zachery Bisiar was traveling with his family on Delta Airlines Flight 128 from Seattle bound for Atlanta when he suffered a medical emergency inflight causing the plane to divert to Spokane Airport.

The Spokane medical examiner is still investigating the cause of death but believes it to be “a rare complication of a rare disease process. The manner of death is natural.” And an autopsy is scheduled for Monday stated Jim Uttke, deputy medical investigator for the Spokane Medical Examiner.

Family members state that Bisiar had a preexisting medical condition but was able to fly.

Bisiar was the son of a solider stationed at the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Joe Ryan, a passenger on the plane, stated that the pilot immediately notified passengers of the situation.

“The plane never really got too high,” said Ryan. “The pilot all of the sudden got on the intercom and said there was a passenger in dire need (of medical attention).”

Ryan stated flight attendants attempted CPR and other lifesaving procedures.

Want more information or would like to see certain travel topics covered? Send an email to sandiegotravelinsights@gmail.com

For more travel tips and travel insights, click here to subscribe to the San Diego Travel Insights Examiner or like the San Diego Travel Insights Facebook page.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Google patents contact lens camera
    Google has filed for a patent to develop contact lenses capable of taking photos
    Video
    Tech Tips
  • Glen Campbell
    Learn all about 'Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me,' a documentary of his final tour
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Thomas Haden Church
    Thomas Haden Church's thoughts on his latest film ‘Heaven is for Real'
    Camera
    'Heaven is for Real'
  • Soft drink fine
    South Carolina man faced a big fine for refilling his drink at the VA Medical Center
    Video
    Strange News
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!