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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) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Flight crew incapacitation 
Release date: 30 June 2004 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
 
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
 
 
 
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Last update 13 May 2014