Thai Lion B739 near Hat Yai on Aug 20th 2014, first officer became incapacitated and died

Last Update: August 20, 2014 / 20:29:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SL-8537

Aircraft Registration
HS-LTL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

A Thai Lion Air Boeing 737-900, registration HS-LTL performing flight SL-8537 from Hat Yai to Bangkok (Thailand), was enroute at FL340 about 130nm north of Hat Yai when the first officer (47) became incapacitated and unconscious. The captain turned the aircraft around and returned to Hat Yai for a safe landing about 32 minutes later, the first officer was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

A replacement Boeing 737-900 registration HS-LTI reached Bangkok with a delay of 2:15 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SL-8537

Aircraft Registration
HS-LTL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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