NTSB Identification: FTW96IA240.
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Incident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1996 in DENVER, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/29/1997
Aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-385-1, registration: N11004
Injuries: 12 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

While cruising during a scheduled domestic flight, the captain began experiencing chest pain. The flight diverted to Denver, where the first officer made an uneventful landing and the captain taxied the aircraft to the gate (the L-1011 was not equipped with nose wheel steering on the first officer's side). The captain was transported to a medical facility. According to emergency room records, the captain had no history of cardiovascular disease. He reported he had been experiencing intermittent retrosternal chest pain since the previous day which was becoming more continuous with radiation to his left jaw and left arm. The clinical impression of the attending physician was chest pain with possible unstable angina, although his electrocardiogram (EKG) was normal.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

physical impairment of the captain due to a probable cardiac event.

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