United B772 over Pacific on Jun 26th 2013, captain incapacitated

Last Update: July 1, 2013 / 15:12:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-87

Aircraft Registration
N77014

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A United Boeing 777-200, registration N77014 performing flight UA-87 from Shanghai (China) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute over the Pacific Ocean about 300nm south of the Aleutian Islands,AK (USA), about 2300nm from Seattle,WA and 1600nm from Anchorage,AK (USA) when the aircraft changed its north-easterly heading to an easterly heading. The aircraft subsequently diverted to Seattle,WA (USA) for a safe landing on runway 16L, however, without reporting on any of the usual Seattle Center, Approach, Tower or Ground frequencies. The aircraft stopped at the end of runway 16L, emergency services responded.

A passenger reported flight attendants told them the "main pilot" had become "very sick".

The FAA upon initial contact on Friday, Jun 28th, told The Aviation Herald, they had nothing on this occurrence yet but would follow up after finding out about the diversion, later only referred to the airline, who did not respond to The Aviation Herald.

The aircraft was able to continue the flight after 90 minutes on the ground and reached Newark with a delay of 100 minutes.
Aircraft Registration Data
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N77014
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Aircraft Model / Type
777-224
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 26, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-87

Aircraft Registration
N77014

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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