Tanya Woodgate told Daily Mail Australia that her husband (38-year-old Christopher Woodgate) had a non-contagious form of meningitis that led to his death on board Air Canada flight AC035.
According to Air Canada, the flight was diverted to Honolulu at about 9:20 a.m. Jan. 11 “as a result of a medical emergency.”
Woodgate was travelling with his wife and their three young children, as well as another family member with two children.
Woodgate was sick when he boarded the plane and collapsed during the flight.
Usually, the symptoms of non-contagious meningitis are a headache, stiff neck and often a fever. It can be treated with antibiotics.