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After the flight the captain reported that he momentarily lapsed into sleep during approach to runway 05 at Adelaide. A subsequent investigation revealed that the captain, who was a dedicated night freight pilot, was suffering from a sleep disorder. He had not been subjected to excessive duty periods. He was relieved from flying duties pending a medical assessment.
General details
Date: 10 November 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 20:36 CSuT  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Flight crew incapacitation 
Release date: 19 June 1994 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: British Aerospace PLC 
Aircraft model: BAe 146-200-11 
Aircraft registration: VH-JJY 
Sector: Jet 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Destination:Adelaide SA
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Last update 24 July 2015