Etihad B772 near Kuwait on Sep 27th 2017, captain incapacitated and died

Last Update: September 27, 2017 / 15:51:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2017

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
A6-DDE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-200 freighter, registration A6-DDE performing freight flight EY-927 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 4 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 130nm southeast of Kuwait City (Kuwait) when the captain, who had increasingly felt unwell, became incapacitated prompting the first officer to declare Mayday and divert the aircraft to Kuwait, where the aircraft landed safely about 25 minutes later. Medics awaiting the aircraft could not help the captain anymore, who needed to be pronounced dead on arrival.

The airline reported they are deeply saddened to report the passing of their captain.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 27, 2017

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
A6-DDE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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