Sick Man on Diverted Flight Dies at Midland Memorial

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The man who became sick on board a flight that had to be diverted to Midland International, died Tuesday morning at Midland Memorial Hospital.

United Flight 1742 had to make an emergency landing in Midland Sunday night, after passenger Mike Shanteler became ill on board.

After the plane landed, crews determined it had a mechanical problem. Passengers were stranded at Midland Memorial for 16 hours.