Pilot Incapacitation - Delta Flight DL-291 (CDG-LAX) Paris to Los Angeles (Sep.22, 2023) Pilot became incapacitated, was taken to cabin for care, plane diverted to Minneapolis, pilot taken to hospital
Incident: Delta A339 over Canada on Sep 22nd 2023, pilot incapacitated
By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Sep 27th 2023 17:19Z
A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-900, registration N422DZ performing flight DL-291 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 440nm north of Minneapolis,MN (USA) in Canadian Airspace when one of the flight crew members became medically incapacitated and was taken to the cabin for care.
The flight crew member that was on rest at the time assumed the duties of the ailing pilot, the crew declared emergency, descended to FL240 and diverted to Minneapolis for a safe landing about 75 minutes later.
The Canadian TSB reported the ailing pilot was taken to hospital for examination.
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then continued the flight to Los Angeles arriving at the destination with a delay of about 6 hours.
Pilot incapacitations & deaths in Aug-Sep 2023
Sep.24, 2023 - Austrian Airlines Flight OS-188 (STR-VIE) Stuttgart to Vienna The captain became incapacitated, first officer took control of aircraft
Sep.23, 2023 - Alaska Airlines Pilot - 37 year old Captain Eric McRae died suddenly in his hotel room during layover, was to fly that morning
Aug.27, 2023 - Air Canada Flight AC348 (YVR-YOW) Vancouver to Ottawa, one of the pilots felt ill and became incapacitated 50 min before landing in Ottawa.
Aug.17, 2023 - IndiGo Flight (NAG-PNQ) Nagpur to Pune, India, pilot 40 year old Manoj Subramanium died after collapsing at the boarding gate, about to board.
Aug.16, 2023 - Qatar Airways Flight QR579 (DEL-DOH) Delhi to Doha, Qatar, 51 year old pilot collapsed as a passenger inflight and died, plane diverted to Dubai.
Aug.14, 2023 - LATAM Flight LA505 (MIA-SCL) Miami to Santiago, Chile - 2 hours into 8hr flight, 56 year old Captain Ivan Andaur collapsed and died in the lavatory - plane diverted to Panama City!
Aug.9, 2023 - United Airlines UAL1309 (SRQ-EWR) Sarasota to Newark, pilot had a heart attack and lost consciousness in flight
Aug.7, 2023 - TigerAIR Flight IT237 (CTS-TPE) Sapporo to Taipei, copilot had a medical emergency after landing plane in Taipei
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