The man was described as being in his 30’s. Passengers said that after United Flight 5596 reached Salt Lake City International Airport on Sunday, the man appeared unresponsive. An Army Reservist combat medic, who happened to be on the flight, started CPR, but efforts to revive him failed, according to KSL.com.
The reservist said the man had been snoring loudly about 15 to 20 minutes before the plane arrived at the airport, but then suddenly stopped. No one suspected that anything was wrong until after the plane landed.
Paramedics removed the unidentified man from the plane and he was later pronounced dead.