NTSB Identification: DEN92IA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46116.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of UNITED AIRLINES
Incident occurred Monday, May 04, 1992 in DENVER, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/16/1993
Aircraft: BOEING 757-222, registration: N530UA
Injuries: 1 Fatal,61 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.
THE CAPTAIN HAD POSITIONED THE AIRPLANE AT THE TAXIWAY HOLD LINE, SET THE BRAKES, AND WAS WAITING TAKEOFF CLEARANCE WHEN THE FIRST OFFICER NOTICED HE WAS SLUMPED OVER AND MAKING A 'GURGLING NOISE.' A PHYSICIAN ON BOARD, ASSISTED BY A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, ADMINISTERED CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION. THE CAPTAIN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON ARRIVAL AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: THE CAPTAIN SUFFERED A FATAL HEART ATTACK.
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