NTSB Identification: ATL89IA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38167.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of DELTA AIR LINES
Incident occurred Monday, December 19, 1988 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1990
Aircraft: LOCKHEED L-1011, registration: UNK
Injuries: 3 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.

1ST OFFICER WAS OBSERVED TO BE SICK & WAS REPLACED ON THE FLT PRIOR TO DEPARTING THE ORIGINATING CITY. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE WAS CONFRONTED BY AN INTERVENTION GROUP REGARDING HIS CONDITION AND REQUESTED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THE COMPANY EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLAN. THE 1ST OFFICER WAS DIAGNOSED AS SUFFERING ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL. ON THE FOLLOWING DAY HE WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR ALCOHOL REHABILITATION TREATMENT.

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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