by Dr. William Makis MD

December 1, 2023

Incident: Ryanair B38M near Krakow on Nov 26th 2023, pilot incapacitated

By Simon Hradecky, created Wednesday, Nov 29th 2023 20:58Z

A Ryanair Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration EI-IHW performing flight FR-3472 from London Luton, EN (UK) to Rzeszow (Poland), was enroute at FL370 about 90nm northwest of Krakow (Poland) when one of the pilots became incapacitated prompting the other pilot to divert the aircraft to Krakow, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 25 about 25 minutes later where the aircraft was awaited by an ambulanceThe pilot received medical assistance.

Poland’s PKBWL rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.


Pilot incapacitations & deaths in Aug-Nov 2023:

Nov.20, 2023 – Air Transat Flight TS-186 (YYZ-PUJ) from Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – pilot became incapacitated and was replaced by a pilot passenger

Nov.16, 2023 – Air India Pilot Death – 37 year old Air India Pilot Captain Himanil Kumar had cardiac arrest at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport during training