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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : pvd|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 20|
msl bound upper : 13000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zbw|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||enroute : on vectors|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : second officer|
|Qualification||pilot : flight engineer|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 9300
flight time type : 1200
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
During descent toward boston (logan), the intended destination, captain complained that he did not feel well and said that he was going on O2, whereupon he donned his O2 mask and adjusted his seat rearward. (The first officer had already been assigned to fly this leg from the takeoff.) after a few mins the captain announced that he felt better, removing his O2 mask. The first officer inquired of the captain about his condition. The captain replied he was ok. Then after a few mins, the captain again stated that he did not feel well, and placed his mask back on. First officer asked the captain if he wanted to declare an emergency. The captain said, 'no, just get me to boston.' then the captain demanded, in an exaggerated and angry voice, for us to be quiet. The first officer then asked me to contact the airline operations in bos to have medical assistance available at the gate for the captain, for a possible heart attack. The captain continued to alternately takeoff and re-secure his O2 mask, at times speaking, demanding silence. First officer declared an emergency to ATC and we proceeded more directly with the approach and landing. Following rollout, we taxied to the gate with the first officer operating throttles and brakes, myself operating the nose steering tiller on the captain's sidewall. Upon reaching the gate, medical personnel were waiting for us, who immediately boarded to care for the captain. As of this writing the medical condition of captain. Has not been made known. Possible that this occurrence was stress-related (not necessarily coronary condition), owing to pressures in existence at the airline.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: EMERGENCY DECLARED, CREW MEMBER ILL.
Narrative: DURING DSCNT TOWARD BOSTON (LOGAN), THE INTENDED DEST, CAPT COMPLAINED THAT HE DID NOT FEEL WELL AND SAID THAT HE WAS GOING ON O2, WHEREUPON HE DONNED HIS O2 MASK AND ADJUSTED HIS SEAT REARWARD. (THE F/O HAD ALREADY BEEN ASSIGNED TO FLY THIS LEG FROM THE TKOF.) AFTER A FEW MINS THE CAPT ANNOUNCED THAT HE FELT BETTER, REMOVING HIS O2 MASK. THE F/O INQUIRED OF THE CAPT ABOUT HIS CONDITION. THE CAPT REPLIED HE WAS OK. THEN AFTER A FEW MINS, THE CAPT AGAIN STATED THAT HE DID NOT FEEL WELL, AND PLACED HIS MASK BACK ON. F/O ASKED THE CAPT IF HE WANTED TO DECLARE AN EMER. THE CAPT SAID, 'NO, JUST GET ME TO BOSTON.' THEN THE CAPT DEMANDED, IN AN EXAGGERATED AND ANGRY VOICE, FOR US TO BE QUIET. THE F/O THEN ASKED ME TO CONTACT THE AIRLINE OPS IN BOS TO HAVE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE FOR THE CAPT, FOR A POSSIBLE HEART ATTACK. THE CAPT CONTINUED TO ALTERNATELY TKOF AND RE-SECURE HIS O2 MASK, AT TIMES SPEAKING, DEMANDING SILENCE. F/O DECLARED AN EMER TO ATC AND WE PROCEEDED MORE DIRECTLY WITH THE APCH AND LNDG. FOLLOWING ROLLOUT, WE TAXIED TO THE GATE WITH THE F/O OPERATING THROTTLES AND BRAKES, MYSELF OPERATING THE NOSE STEERING TILLER ON THE CAPT'S SIDEWALL. UPON REACHING THE GATE, MEDICAL PERSONNEL WERE WAITING FOR US, WHO IMMEDIATELY BOARDED TO CARE FOR THE CAPT. AS OF THIS WRITING THE MEDICAL CONDITION OF CAPT. HAS NOT BEEN MADE KNOWN. POSSIBLE THAT THIS OCCURRENCE WAS STRESS-RELATED (NOT NECESSARILY CORONARY CONDITION), OWING TO PRESSURES IN EXISTENCE AT THE AIRLINE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.