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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : tul.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 35000|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zfw.artcc|
artcc : zzz.artcc
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Fokker 100|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||cruise : level|
|Route In Use||arrival star : bonham|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Independent Detector||other other : 3|
|Resolutory Action||flight crew : declared emergency|
|Problem Areas||Passenger Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Passenger Human Performance|
We were on the byp arrival about 50 mi south of tul when the #2 flight attendant called and said that we had a passenger that had become very sick and he needed medical treatment. I asked the flight attendant to call me back with more details. At that point, the first officer and I looked for the closest airport and sent a message to dispatch that we had a medical emergency. A few mins later, the #2 flight attendant called back and said that the passenger was throwing up pancreatic juices and possible blood and the passenger had a history of pancreas problems. At this point, we started to look at landing at tul, but by this time by going direct to dfw, we were about half-way between the two. We declared an in-flight emergency with ZFW. The flight attendant called back and said we had an emergency room registered nurse on board. The registered nurse looked at, and worked on, the passenger and the passenger was not throwing up blood and things were under control, but we needed to land very soon because the passenger was very ill. With this information from the registered nurse and the flight attendants I decided to go dfw. We landed at dfw in about 18 mins. Dfw medical emergency personnel met the aircraft at the gate, treated the sick passenger on the aircraft, and then took the sick passenger away.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AN ILL PAX RESULTED IN AN F100 FLT CREW DECLARING AN INFLT EMER.
Narrative: WE WERE ON THE BYP ARR ABOUT 50 MI S OF TUL WHEN THE #2 FLT ATTENDANT CALLED AND SAID THAT WE HAD A PAX THAT HAD BECOME VERY SICK AND HE NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT. I ASKED THE FLT ATTENDANT TO CALL ME BACK WITH MORE DETAILS. AT THAT POINT, THE FO AND I LOOKED FOR THE CLOSEST ARPT AND SENT A MESSAGE TO DISPATCH THAT WE HAD A MEDICAL EMER. A FEW MINS LATER, THE #2 FLT ATTENDANT CALLED BACK AND SAID THAT THE PAX WAS THROWING UP PANCREATIC JUICES AND POSSIBLE BLOOD AND THE PAX HAD A HISTORY OF PANCREAS PROBS. AT THIS POINT, WE STARTED TO LOOK AT LNDG AT TUL, BUT BY THIS TIME BY GOING DIRECT TO DFW, WE WERE ABOUT HALF-WAY BTWN THE TWO. WE DECLARED AN INFLT EMER WITH ZFW. THE FLT ATTENDANT CALLED BACK AND SAID WE HAD AN EMER ROOM REGISTERED NURSE ON BOARD. THE REGISTERED NURSE LOOKED AT, AND WORKED ON, THE PAX AND THE PAX WAS NOT THROWING UP BLOOD AND THINGS WERE UNDER CTL, BUT WE NEEDED TO LAND VERY SOON BECAUSE THE PAX WAS VERY ILL. WITH THIS INFO FROM THE REGISTERED NURSE AND THE FLT ATTENDANTS I DECIDED TO GO DFW. WE LANDED AT DFW IN ABOUT 18 MINS. DFW MEDICAL EMER PERSONNEL MET THE ACFT AT THE GATE, TREATED THE SICK PAX ON THE ACFT, AND THEN TOOK THE SICK PAX AWAY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 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.