Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Co 747-438, VH-OJT

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau did not conduct an on scene investigation of this occurrence. The information presented below was obtained from information supplied to the Bureau.

On 16 June 2004 at 0540 Coordinated Universal Time, a Boeing 747-438, registered VH-OJT, was being operated on an international passenger flight from Singapore to Sydney, with four pilots on board. During the cruise, the co-pilot reported back pain and became incapacitated and was unable to return to duty after crew rest. The co-pilot was relieved of duty and the flight continued to the destination with the pilot in command and one of the other pilots at the controls.

General details
Date: 16 June 2004   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 0540 hours UTC    
Location   (show map): Ildam, (IFR)    
State: International   Occurrence type: Flight crew incapacitation  
Release date: 30 June 2004   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Minor  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747  
Aircraft registration VH-OJT  
Serial number 25565  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Changi, Singapore  
Destination Sydney, NSW  
Last update 13 May 2014