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.
|Date:||20 February 2005||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||2020 hours ESuT|
|Location:||93 km NE Melbourne, (VOR)|
|State:||Victoria||Occurrence type:||Flight crew incapacitation|
|Release date:||08 April 2005||Occurrence class:||Operational|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Serious Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Sydney, NSW|
|Departure time||1930 hours ESuT|