Southern Air B772 near London on Dec 23rd 2016, captain incapacitated

Last Update: January 4, 2017 / 22:00:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9S-275

Destination
Bahrain, Bahrain

Aircraft Registration
N777SA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

A Southern Air Boeing 777-200 freighter, registration N777SA performing flight 9S-275 from Cincinnati,KY (USA) to Bahrain (Bahrain), was enroute at FL330 almost over London's Heathrow Airport,EN (UK) when the crew initiated a descent to FL230 and a diversion to Leipzig (Germany) due to the Captain feeling increasingly unwell and in severe pain. The aircraft landed safely in Leipzig about 80 minutes later. The captain was taken to a hospital.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Leipzig for 17 hours, then continued the journey to Bahrain as flight 9S-275D.

On Jan 4th 2017 The Aviation Herald received information that the captain was relieved from a kidney stone in Leipzig. The crew including the captain had decided to divert to Leipzig, which is a Hub for Southern Air. Urgent freight on the flight could thus be distributed onto other flights.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N777SA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
777FZB
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B772
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
9S-275

Destination
Bahrain, Bahrain

Aircraft Registration
N777SA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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