3.16 Crew Member Incapacitation

Training Objective:

The trainee will be able to identify the procedures for dealing with incapacitated crew members.


Pilot Incapacitation
Flight Attendant Incapacitation

3.16A General

3.16A.1 Define what is meant by incapacitated crew members and identify possible causes (e.g. illness, injury, death, physical and mental incapacitation).

3.16A.2 Identify the impact on flight safety of an incapacitated pilot or flight attendant on different aircraft types in the fleet.

3.16A.3 Identify the preferred locations for relocating incapacitated crew members on different aircraft in the air operator's fleet.

3.16A.4 Identify how and where to secure an incapacitated crew member for landing or during periods of in-flight turbulence.

3.16A.5 Identify the crew communication procedures to advise of crew member incapacitation including flight deck/cabin, in-charge/flight attendants.

3.16B Pilot Incapacitation

3.16B.1 Identify the assistance flight attendants will be required to provide in the flight deck.

3.16B.2 Describe the procedures for assisting an incapacitated pilot.

3.16B.3 Describe and demonstrate the procedures for administering first aid oxygen to an incapacitated pilot.

3.16B.4 Describe the procedures for removing an incapacitated pilot from the flight deck.

3.16C Flight Attendant Incapacitation

3.16C.1 Identify the crew coordination procedures to ensure that the safety and emergency duties of the incapacitated flight attendant are assumed, and who is responsible for this decision.

3.16C.2 Outline the procedures associated with incapacitated flight attendants.