Alaska B737 near Portland on Jan 31st 2013, captain incapacitated

Last Update: February 1, 2013 / 14:35:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-473

Aircraft Registration
N622AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N622AS performing flight AS-473 from Los Angeles,CA to Seattle,WA (USA) with 116 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL400 about 150nm south of Portland,OR (USA) when the captain became unconscious. The first officer declared emergency and diverted the aircraft to Portland for a safe landing about 40 minutes later and stopped on the runway, where medical services attended the captain and took him to the hospital. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

The airline confirmed the captain, 28 years with Alaska Airlines, lost consciousness somewhere over Oregon, was attended by a doctor on board and after regaining consciousness some time later left the cockpit. He was taken to a hospital.

The aircraft, flown by a replacement crew, reached Seattle with a delay of 4 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N622AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-790
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-473

Aircraft Registration
N622AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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