Cargolux B748 over Atlantic on May 9th 2020, cockpit crew member incapacitated

Last Update: May 20, 2020 / 18:38:38 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-7416

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A Cargolux Boeing 747-8 freighter, registration LX-VCL performing flight CV-7416 from Guadalajara (Mexico) to Luxembourg (Luxembourg) with 4 crew, was enroute at FL350 over the Atlantic Ocean about 400nm southeast of Gander,NL (Canada) when the crew declared PAN PAN reporting one of their relief pilots had become progressively ill. The crew requested to divert to Gander, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 21 about an hour later. The pilot was taken to hospital by medical services awaiting the aircraft's arrival.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 16 hours, then continued the flight to Luxembourg.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 9, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Cargolux

Flight number
CV-7416

Aircraft Registration
LX-VCL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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