A Cathay Pacific A350 flight from Perth to Hong Kong on February 21 has reported a serious problem. Also, Hong Kong’s Air accident investigation is involved in serious probing incident. The incident happened over the China sea.
summary of incident
so what happened?
- As the A350 flew over the China sea the Captain reported that he felt unwell to his crew. (this included short breath and impaired vision)
- while first officer took control of the aircraft the flight attendants asked passengers for medical help.
- The first officer lowered the altitude to ease Captain’s breathing (it worked) also, the FO declared a Pan-Pan. Emergency Oxygen was administered to the Captain. This made his condition better.
- ATC gave flight CX170 priority for short approch at Hong-Kong International. Where paramedics were at hand to treat the Captain once landed.
here is the article:
extra information: a similar incident happened like this on a Cathay Pacific B777
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