Jet2.com B752 near Porto on Aug 26th 2019, pilot incapacitated

Last Update: August 26, 2019 / 22:07:18 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jet2.com

Flight number
LS-765

Aircraft Registration
G-LSAC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Jet2.com Boeing 757-200, registration G-LSAC performing flight LS-765 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Funchal (Portugal), was enroute at FL360 about 150nm north of Porto (Portugal) when one of the two pilots felt unwell and became incapacitated prompting the other pilot to divert the aircraft to Porto for a safe landing on runway 17 about 26 minutes later.

Passengers reported a company pilot travelling as passenger offered to assist the pilot flying and went to the cockpit, where he stayed until the ill pilot with an oxygen mask was taken out of the cockpit on a wheelchair.

The airline reported one of the pilots felt unwell prompting the diversion to Porto as a precaution. A replacement crew was flown to Porto and continued the flight to Funchal.

The occurrence aircraft departed Porto after about 10:15 hours on the ground and reached Funchal with a delay of 11.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jet2.com

Flight number
LS-765

Aircraft Registration
G-LSAC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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