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.
|Date:||16 June 2004||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||0540 hours UTC|
|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 manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Changi, Singapore|