Ryan Airlines said Friday that it had confirmed that a passenger who died in a crash on a commercial flight in Chicago on Thursday has died from injuries he sustained in the crash.
Ryan Airlines, which flies about 800 people a day from Chicago to Los Angeles, said in a statement that the passenger died in the crashes landing and takeoff at the airport, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s unclear what the passenger was doing on the flight when the accident occurred.
Ryan said the pilot of the flight was the only person on board.
The flight was traveling from Denver to Los Santos when it crashed shortly after takeoff at 1:23 p.m. local time, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.
It was not immediately clear if the pilot was a passenger on the plane.
The passenger, whose name has not been released, was the first person aboard the plane and the first to be confirmed dead.
The airline says his name was released in an online statement on Friday morning, but it didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional details.
Ryan said that it is conducting an investigation and will not confirm or deny the information.
The plane was scheduled to fly from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to San Diego.