INCIDENT: Boeing 737-8AS, EI-DCN Near Lisbon, Portugal 9 October 2013: Report 2014-016

During the cruise portion of a scheduled passenger flight, the Commander felt unwell.   As the flight approached the vicinity of Lisbon, his condition worsened.  The Co-pilot suggested an immediate diversion to Faro Airport (LPFR) and the Commander agreed.  After checking the weather conditions were suitable, the Co-pilot declared an emergency with Lisbon Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) and commenced a diversion.  The flight landed without further incident.  Once on the ground, the Commander was met and assessed by medical personnel.
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 30 December, 2014