VARA A320 near Adelaide on Mar 3rd 2023, first officer incapacitated

Last Update: March 8, 2023 / 10:09:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-717

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
VH-VNB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A VARA Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration VH-VNB performing flight VA-717 from Adelaide,SA to Perth,WA (Australia), was enroute at FL320 about 240nm westnorthwest of Adelaide about 30 minutes into the flight when the first officer suffered a heart attack and became incapacitated. The captain declared PAN PAN and returned the aircraft to Adelaide for a safe landing on runway 23 about 70 minutes later.

The flight was cancelled.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 25 hours before returning to service.

On Mar 8th 2023 Virgin Australia reported: "We can confirm that the First Officer on board VA717 on 3 March became ill during the flight, requiring a return to Adelaide in line with safety protocols. The aircraft landed safely in Adelaide and passengers were reaccommodated on the next available flights. The First Officer was taken to hospital for observation and was later reported to be okay. "
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
VH-VNB
Country of Registration
Australia
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
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Aircraft Model / Type
A320-232
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 3, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
VA-717

Destination
Perth, Australia

Aircraft Registration
VH-VNB

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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