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GB Co-pilot dies during plane flight

Old 24th Feb 2008, 19:38
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GT FO seriously incapacitated MAN-PFO

Didn't want to sensationalise the thread header, but various Turkish news forums are reporting BA6826 MAN-PFO has diverted into Istanbul with the first officer mortally incapacitated.

http://www.airporthaber.com/hb/detay.php?id=25356

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...er/7262380.stm

I hope things are not as bad as reported.

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Old 24th Feb 2008, 19:50
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If true very sad, seems to be confirmed on airliners.net

Nothing running on Sky News at the moment.
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 20:07
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I have a friend on this flight and can confirm it is for real. And yes, it was PFO bound.
They have been told that it was a 25yo flight attendant, but they don't appear to be being told very much, so this bit may not be true. They are currently en route to a hotel "until further notice".
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 20:10
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I am a little confused; why divert to Istanbul?

Unless it is a crew availability issue?
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 20:21
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Perhaps because it's the nearest big airfield where they have decent medical facilities. For pitys sake, do you think the skipper will be thinking about crew availability issues when his FOs just died?
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 20:26
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If this is true then condolances to the FO and GB.

I would caution against reading too much in to this before anything official comes out. There was something on here a few years ago about a pilot passing away mid flight on another (Former) BA franchise carrier, and it turned out that nothing like that happened at all.
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 22:03
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A quick search on the web finds the following:

DATE/SITE: 18 Sept. Gatwick, UK
AIRCRAFT & REGN: A320 of GB Airways
CIRCUMSTANCES: F/O became incapacitated and captain called a Mayday for priority
DEATH & INJURY: 1 fatal
PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS2 Imagery at www.iasa.com.au/260905.htm: F/O believed to
have
passed away before landing

I am not sure which year this was and cant find the article it refers to, but this may be the previous incident reported above?
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 23:18
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I am not sure which year this was and cant find the article it refers to, but this may be the previous incident reported above?

Air Safety Week, Sept 26, 2005
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Old 24th Feb 2008, 23:51
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Thanks, that is where I found the info I posted.

I referred to this when saying I couldn't find the article "PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS2 Imagery at www.iasa.com.au/260905.htm"
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 00:37
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Try the obvious.

Deano777 Has someone got a link in ENLGISH?
londonmet English link anyone?
How about using the link supplied then click on the word ENGLISH next to TURKCE

(I cannot see any report of the event.)

There is however a video clip "Scary scene at Redbull Airrace Competition between Utah and Arizona" that may be of interest.
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 06:10
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If this is true then condolances to the FO and GB.
Just been reported on BBC Breakfast News

RIP
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 07:52
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Unhappy GB Co-pilot dies during plane flight

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...er/7262380.stm

RIP
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 08:04
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Sounds like the Captain made a very good decision diverting to Istanbul with this medical emergency. This is an airfield recommended by medilink as it has plenty of hospitals and specialist doctors available.

Very sad news, my thoughts are with his family friends and colleagues.
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 12:39
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What was the cause of death?
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 14:33
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Where is Mr Shoesmith when you need him?

What the **** do the BBC think they are going to "learn" or "publish" by asking this?

Were you a passenger on the plane? Do you know anyone who was? If you have any information you would like to share with the BBC you can do so using the form below.
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 14:41
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The telegraph has posted a picture of Mr. Warren. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../npilot125.xml


This is apalling, how could they be so disrespectful? RIP
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 14:43
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The BBC Entourage did not know of this story until late morning, I checked their site last night & this morning and there was nothing said.

Huh, Try the SUN they are 'jumbling' on about the TOM 733 from MAN - RAK that had to Div to LTN to change a 'light bulb'

The pax are said to be furious, That only a trivial Wing flap warning light had to be changed.

Obviously the said PAX didn't think it was serious enough to warrant a u - turn to LTN

Do these newspapers think they are printing 'comics' instead

Ill keep taking the tablets.
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Old 25th Feb 2008, 17:57
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This is very sad indeed. Sounds like all the crew did an exellent job in trying to save him.
Can i just ask 1 question . How are pilots trained to cope with the other pilot incapacitated. Does he cope with the high workload of landing the aircraft on his own or does a member of the cabin crew take place to help shed the load?

My thoughts go to his friends and family
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Old 26th Feb 2008, 01:00
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Yes, exactly, a cabin crew member can come in to assist with reading checklists, but most people I know are happy to do it by themselves. An autoland is recommended usually if the Capt has been incapacitated.

My thoughts go out to F/O Warren's family. His wife and two boys must be devastated. It was far too soon to make the final departure.
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Old 26th Feb 2008, 06:32
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possibly a little too soon, and not to belittle the grief of his family etc, but ...


what a way to go ! ( doing what you love)


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