AAIB investigation to DHC-8-402 Dash 8, G-JECI, 5 August 2017

Pilot incapacitation in the cruise, 5 August 2017.


While in the cruise at FL250, the co-pilot suffered a seizure during which he made inadvertent rudder inputs which caused the autopilot (AP) to disconnect. The aircraft commander, who was the pilot monitoring (PM), was able to control the aircraft while the Senior Cabin Crew Member (SCCM) attempted to restrain the co-pilot. A diversion was made to Manchester Airport where a safe landing was carried out and where the co-pilot received prompt medical assistance.

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Published 14 June 2018