Canada B773 over Atlantic on May 6th 2018, member of flight crew incapacitated

Last Update: May 9, 2018 / 19:29:49 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-890

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVX performing flight AC-890 (dep May 5th) from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy) with 450 passengers and 14 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 720nm west of London Heathrow,EN (UK) when a member of the flight crew became incapacitated. In consultation with dispatch the other pilot decided to divert to London Heathrow where the aircraft landed safely on runway 09L about 1:45 hours later.

The aircraft remained on the ground in London for about 4 hours, then was able to continue the flight to Rome and reached the destination with a delay of 4.5 hours.

The Canadian TSB reported (erroneously stating the occurrence time as May 5th 2018 about 06:30Z instead of May 6th 2018 06:30Z): "During cruise flight approximately 720 nm West of London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL), a flight crew member became incapacitated. The other flight crew member contacted the operator’s operational control centre and the decision was made to divert the flight to EGLL. A PAN PAN was declared and the flight landed without further incident."

On May 9th 2018 the Canadian TSB wrote to The Aviation Herald: "Thanks for correcting our data. After verifications, the air operator confirmed that the correct date is May 6th for ACA890."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 6, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-890

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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