Event Details

Title:Pilot incapacitation, Boeing 757-236, G-BIKL, 27 April 1998 at 0710 hrs
Micro summary:The captain of this Boeing 757-236 was incapacitated with chest pains.
Event Time:1998-04-27 at 0710 UTC
File Name:1998-04-27-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/G98/04/16
Site of event:Cruise
Departure:Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Scotland
Destination:London Heathrow Airport, London, England
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 757-236
Flight Phase:Cruise
Operator(s):British Airways
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The flight had departed from Aberdeen for London Heathrow when, during the cruise, the commander reported to the first officer that he was feeling unwell with accompanying chest pains. The first officer was occupying the left hand seat undergoing command training. The flight crew decided to declare an emergency, specifying a medical problem, in order to minimise the flight time and avoid the 20 minute delay which had been expected. An uneventful ILS approach and auto-landing was completed. The commander, who remained conscious and functional throughout, flew the approach as handling pilot in accordance with standard operating procedures. After landing he was taken to hospital and later treated successfully for angina.

His previous medical examination, including an electrocardiogram (ECG), had been conducted on 1 April 1998 when a Class One certificate was issued. The Medical Branch of the CAA Safety Regulation Group advise that 'Angina pectoris is the name for a symptom which commonly presents as chest tightness or pain. It is usually caused by one or more narrowed coronary arteries which in turn results in a reduced blood supply to the heart muscle. This may be detected prior to the first symptoms by means of a resting ECG, but this is not always the case.'
Learning Keywords:Operations - Pilot incapacitation
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