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The Airbus Industrie A330-303 aircraft was being operated on a scheduled passenger service between Hong Kong and Sydney. The pilot in command and second officer were seated at the aircraft control stations while the copilot was in the crew rest area.

In the course of discussions between the pilot in command and second officer, it became evident to the pilot in command that the second officer was no longer responding to conversation. Upon checking, the pilot in command found the second officer to be suffering from what he believed to be a seizure. He was removed from the operating station and replaced by the aircraft's copilot.

The second officer was removed to the crew rest area and immediately attended by a medical practitioner who was travelling on the flight. The flight continued to Sydney.

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General details
Date: 10 January 2007 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 0745 UTC  
Location   (show map):Enroute Hong Kong to Sydney Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Flight crew incapacitation 
Release date: 16 May 2008 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Serious Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Airbus Industrie 
Aircraft model: A330 
Aircraft registration: VH-QPA 
Serial number: 553 
Type of operation: Air Transport High Capacity 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Hong Kong, China
Destination:Sydney, NSW
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Last update 18 April 2018