Request #19-4020

Liza Torres here with NBC Network News. 

We are trying to verify story of a passenger with medical emergency on flight from Boston to LAX on July 13, around 9pm.

Can you confirm if the passenger was ill or was deceased upon landing? 

Thank you,



July 18, 2019 via web


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Request Published Public
July 20, 2019, 11:43am
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Dear Requester:  


We have reviewed your request for pursuant to the California Public Records Act (the Act). The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act. It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted to maximize citizen access to the workings of government. The Act does not mandate disclosure of all documents within the government’s possession. Rather, by specific exemption and reference to other statutes, the Act recognizes that there are boundaries where the public’s right to access must be balanced against such weighty considerations as the right of privacy, a right of constitutional dimension under California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1. The law also exempts from disclosure records that are privileged or confidential or otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255. 

Federal law prohibits the release of information containing Protected Health Information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. 

This request is classified as closed.


For medical related incidents please contact the LAFD Emergency Medical Services at (213) 978-3648 or at for proper procedure requesting such records. 



Los Angeles Fire Department

July 20, 2019, 11:43am
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Fire Department (CPRA requests only)
July 18, 2019, 1:50pm
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July 18, 2019, 1:50pm