Aviation safety investigations & reports

Boeing Co 767-338ER, VH-OGO, 20 February 2005

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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


At 2020 Eastern Summer Time on 20 February 2005, a Boeing Company 767-338ER aircraft, registered VH-OGO was being operated on a scheduled passenger service between Sydney and Melbourne. The copilot reported feeling unwell during cruise and was physically ill during descent through FL 200. A flight attendant was called to the flight deck to assist and the flight continued under the control of the pilot in command with the copilot assuming a monitoring role for the remainder of the flight.

After a 2-day recovery period, and having discussed his illness with the company medical practitioner, the copilot was declared fit and returned to duty.

General details
Date: 20 February 2005   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 2020 hours ESuT    
Location   (show map): 93 km NE Melbourne, (VOR)    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Flight crew incapacitation  
Release date: 08 April 2005   Occurrence category: Serious Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 767  
Aircraft registration VH-OGO  
Serial number 25577  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Sydney, NSW  
Departure time 1930 hours ESuT  
Destination Melbourne, VIC  
Last update 16 February 2016