On 31 March 2007, a Boeing Company B767-338, registered VH-OGN, was being operated on a scheduled passenger service between Jakarta, Indonesia, and Sydney, Australia. Approximately 1 hour after departing from Jakarta, the pilot in command (PIC) began to feel unwell. Over the following 4 hours, the medical condition of the PIC continued to deteriorate and the copilot was alerted to this. The PIC vacated the pilot control position and handed over responsibilities for command decisions and flying duties to the copilot. With approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes of flight time remaining, the PIC left his control seat and relocated to an observer's seat at the rear of the cockpit.
As a result of this occurrence, the aircraft operator has advised the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that procedures relating to the monitoring of flight crew, following pilot incapacitation, have been reviewed and additional guidance material will be inserted into the operators' pilot documentation.
|Date:||31 March 2007||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Location:||350 NM west NW of Sydney|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Flight crew incapacitation|
|Release date:||07 February 2008||Occurrence class:||Operational|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Incident|
|Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|