In a bid to stay on top of its business, the Phoenix Hotel and Resort Corp. said Wednesday that it is investigating a death in the Phoenix suburb of Coronado after a passenger on a Delta Airlines flight on Wednesday allegedly died.
The flight was bound for Phoenix.
The airline confirmed that a flight had been canceled.
The Phoenix Police Department said it was notifying the family of the victim.
The incident happened about 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday when a passenger boarded a Delta flight from Coronada to Phoenix from a Phoenix hotel, according to Delta.
The victim, whose name was not released, was identified as Robert M. Mancini, 54, of Coronel.
He had been with Delta for nine years and was a member of the Coronel Chamber of Commerce.
The Delta flight was scheduled to depart from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 7 p.y.m., according to a statement from Delta.
Delta said in a statement that the airline was investigating a passenger who died during a Delta plane flight to Phoenix.
Delta also said it is cooperating with the coroner’s office.
Coronel Mayor Paul C. Kieles said he was unaware of any passenger death at the Coronados Phoenix Skyland hotel.
The Coronadas’ Phoenix Skylands hotel is a popular destination for vacationers, including some from Mexico.
The hotel is near the airport, where Delta also flies its flights.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said he has called the Phoenix Police and the Coronal County coroner’s Office and is awaiting information from either agency.
Delta spokeswoman Lauren D. O’Brien said that a Delta Air Lines flight had already left the Coronet County Airport, where it was en route to Phoenix, and that Delta was looking into the incident.
Delta is a major player in the region, having been a partner with the Coronial County Sheriff’s Office since 2004, O’Briensaid.
In 2012, Delta was named a sponsor of Coronal International’s “Beating Heart of the Country” celebration.
Delta Airlines is the nation’s second-largest carrier by revenue.
Delta has more than 9,000 flights in the United States, according the Federal Aviation Administration.
Delta Airlines, which operates the popular Delta Air Line, Delta Air Cargo and Delta Flyer, is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
The company was founded in 1932.
It operates some of the country’s largest airlines, including American Airlines, United Airlines and United Continental Holdings.
The family of Mancinis brother, James, said they had been looking forward to attending a Phoenix-area event for several months.
The brother said he had attended Coronadoes Phoenix Skyground with his brother for the past two years and had no plans to move to Coronadores Phoenix SkyLand hotel.
“I know how much they mean to the community, they have done such a great job with the community,” the brother said.
Delta spokesman Lauren D O’Connor said the airline has no further comment on the case.
The FBI, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Phoenix police were investigating the case, according a statement.
Coronades Coronair said in its statement that it was looking for more information about the incident and was assisting authorities.
Coronal is about 120 miles southwest of Phoenix and about 35 miles west of Coronet.
Coronial officials said the Coronsons Phoenix Sky Land hotel is about two miles north of Coronial Airport, and is owned by the hotel’s owner, Marriott.
The name Coronares Phoenix Sky land hotel was not given in the Delta statement.
The location is about 15 miles south of Coronia, and about 12 miles south-southwest of Corona.
Coronsos Phoenix Sky Airport is about a 10-minute drive east of Coroner’s office on U.S. Highway 17.