Royal Air Maroc B738 near Tangier on Aug 12th 2014, first officer incapacitated

Last Update: August 16, 2014 / 21:32:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AT-971

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
CN-ROB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800, registration CN-ROB performing flight AT-971 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Casablanca (Marocco) with 125 passengers, was enroute at FL370 about 100nm north of Tangier (Marocco), almost overhead Sevilla,SP (Spain), when the first officer reported feeling ill and became incapacitated prompting the captain to divert to Tangier for a safe landing about 25 minutes later.

The Moroccan Air Line Pilots Association reported that the passengers were lucky as a replacement crew was available at a hotel in Tangier and continued the flight about 25 minutes after landing reaching Casablanca with a delay of about 30 minutes. Medical services diagnosed a general fatigue of the ill first officer.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 12, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AT-971

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Aircraft Registration
CN-ROB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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