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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2670
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Time:12:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:GB Airways
Registration: G-TTOD
MSN: 1723
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 162
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Ataturk Airport, Istanbul (IST) -   Turkey
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Paphos, Cyprus
The flight was en-route from Manchester to Paphos when the co-pilot felt ill. The flight diverted to Istanbul where the co-pilot was pronounced dead. The aircraft took off with 162 person on board (156 passengers and 6 crew). According to contemporary media reports:

"A flight from Manchester to Cyprus was forced to divert to Turkey after the co-pilot died during the journey. First Officer Michael Warren, 43, was taken ill during a GB Airways flight to Paphos on Sunday afternoon. The Airbus A320, with 156 passengers on board, was re-routed to Istanbul where travellers spent the night.

A spokeswoman for GB Airways, which is a franchise partner of British Airways, said that at no time were the passengers and crew in any danger.

Mr Warren, a father-of-two from Ormskirk, Lancashire, was given first aid by the aeroplane's purser, but was pronounced dead by the Turkish authorities on arrival in Istanbul. The spokeswoman said: "The flight, with 156 passengers and six crew members, left Manchester on time at 1420 on Sunday, 24th February."Michael became ill during the flight. The purser administered first aid while the captain diverted the aircraft to Istanbul, where it landed at 1945 local time. Paramedics attended the aircraft immediately. Sadly, Michael was pronounced dead by the Turkish authorities"



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 May 2008 G-TTOD Easyjet 0 Approaching Gibraltar min
Bird strike.


Photo of G-TTOD courtesy

Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
28 January 2007; (c) Shaun Connor

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 05:48 Blackdog Added
25-Feb-2008 10:00 relax630 Updated
03-Jul-2016 17:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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