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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : oal|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 27000|
msl bound upper : 27000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zla|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||enroute airway : zla|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
pilot : cfi
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 200|
flight time total : 8800
flight time type : 1800
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
On the day of this situation 2 legs of the trip were already completed. Our flight departed san francisco normally en route to las vegas. Approximately in the area of lidat intersection, the pilot in command (pilot flying) stated he was experiencing some discomfort in the lower left back area. Shortly after this, the captain requested that I fly the aircraft to a landing in las vegas. At approximately 50 NM from the airport, the captain requested an ambulance meet the aircraft as a precautionary measure. The remainder of the flight was conducted in a routine manner, all checklists accomplished, no deviations from flight profiles. On our arrival at the gate, the ambulance met the aircraft in a low profile manner, and after all passenger were deplaned the captain walked to the ambulance unassisted. An emergency was not declared as the captain was conscious at all times and remained in command/decision making authority. Because of the random factor involved in the situation, I cannot think of a solution other than personal judgement to correct the situation. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following. There was no medical history of problems that anyone was aware of for the captain involved. First officer does not think the passenger were ever aware that the captain became ill and thinks this was his 1ST problem with a kidney stone.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: CAPT EXPERIENCED SEVERE BACK PAIN WHILE ENROUTE TO LAS AT FL270. TURNED ACFT CTL OVER TO THE FO AND CONTINUED TO DESTINATION.
Narrative: ON THE DAY OF THIS SITUATION 2 LEGS OF THE TRIP WERE ALREADY COMPLETED. OUR FLT DEPARTED SAN FRANCISCO NORMALLY ENRTE TO LAS VEGAS. APPROX IN THE AREA OF LIDAT INTXN, THE PLT IN COMMAND (PLT FLYING) STATED HE WAS EXPERIENCING SOME DISCOMFORT IN THE LOWER LEFT BACK AREA. SHORTLY AFTER THIS, THE CAPT REQUESTED THAT I FLY THE ACFT TO A LNDG IN LAS VEGAS. AT APPROX 50 NM FROM THE ARPT, THE CAPT REQUESTED AN AMBULANCE MEET THE ACFT AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE. THE REMAINDER OF THE FLT WAS CONDUCTED IN A ROUTINE MANNER, ALL CHKLISTS ACCOMPLISHED, NO DEVIATIONS FROM FLT PROFILES. ON OUR ARR AT THE GATE, THE AMBULANCE MET THE ACFT IN A LOW PROFILE MANNER, AND AFTER ALL PAX WERE DEPLANED THE CAPT WALKED TO THE AMBULANCE UNASSISTED. AN EMER WAS NOT DECLARED AS THE CAPT WAS CONSCIOUS AT ALL TIMES AND REMAINED IN COMMAND/DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY. BECAUSE OF THE RANDOM FACTOR INVOLVED IN THE SITUATION, I CANNOT THINK OF A SOLUTION OTHER THAN PERSONAL JUDGEMENT TO CORRECT THE SITUATION. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING. THERE WAS NO MEDICAL HISTORY OF PROBS THAT ANYONE WAS AWARE OF FOR THE CAPT INVOLVED. F/O DOES NOT THINK THE PAX WERE EVER AWARE THAT THE CAPT BECAME ILL AND THINKS THIS WAS HIS 1ST PROB WITH A KIDNEY STONE.
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.