Serious incident to the Airbus A350 registered B-LRR and operated by Cathay Pacific on 21/02/2019 en route [Investigation led by AAIA / Hong Kong SAR]

Incapacité du commandant de bord

Responsible entity

Hong Kong - AIB

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Hong Kong authorities:

En-route from Perth (YPPH) from Australia, approximately 974 km south of Hong Kong, the pilot in command (PIC) informed the First Officer (FO) that he was unwell and declared he was incapacitated. PAN PAN was declared to Hong Kong Air Traffic Control. Single pilot operation was carried out by the FO for the landing with a Senior Purser’s assistance as per the operator’s procedure.