Westjet B738 near Winnipeg on Dec 27th 2021, first officer incapacitated

Last Update: December 31, 2021 / 19:17:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 27, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-656

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FUSM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-FUSM performing flight WS-656 from Calgary,AB to Toronto,ON (Canada), was enroute at FL370 about 70nm northeast of Winnipeg when the first officer became ill and was unable to continue duties. A deadheading Westjet captain assumed the duties of the first officer, the aircraft turned around and diverted to Winnipeg for a safe landing about 40 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported the first officer was taken to a local hospital for assessment.
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Canada
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8CT
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
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Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 27, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-656

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FUSM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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