Jet2 B752 near Faro on Mar 1st 2020, pilot incapacitation

Last Update: March 3, 2020 / 22:45:47 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jet2.com

Flight number
LS-771

Aircraft Registration
G-LSAK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

A Jet2 Boeing 757-200, registration G-LSAK performing flight LS-771 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Tenerife South,CI (Spain), was enroute at FL370 about 250nm southwest of Faro (Portugal) when one of the flight crew members declared Mayday reporting the other pilot was incapacitated. The aircraft turned around, descended to FL360 and diverted to Faro where the aircraft landed safely about 45 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Faro for about 5.5 hours, then continued the flight as LS-771D and reached Tenerife with a delay of 6:45 hours.

A listener on frequency reported the crew declared medical emergency subsequently stating one of the pilots was incapacitated, the listener could not work out whether it was the captain or first officer involved.

A passenger reported the crew announced a medical emergency on board as reason for the diversion to Faro.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 1, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Jet2.com

Flight number
LS-771

Aircraft Registration
G-LSAK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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