ANZ A320 over Tasman Sea on Jan 24th 2019, first officer incapacitated

Last Update: January 25, 2019 / 20:06:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-706

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OJB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320-200, registration ZK-OJB performing flight NZ-706 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Auckland (New Zealand) with 131 passengers, was enroute at FL350 over the Tasman Sea when the first officer became ill, presumably because of a bug causing vomitting, and was no longer able to continue his duties. Being closer to Auckland than to Australia the captain continued the flight to Auckland where he landed the aircraft on runway 23L. Medical services awaited the aircraft, performed a first treatment of the first officer and took him to a hospital.

The airline reported the ill crew member was taken to a hospital for observation and is now recovering at home.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
NZ-706

Aircraft Registration
ZK-OJB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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