NTSB Identification: NYC85FA260.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31811.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of US AIR
Incident occurred Tuesday, July 02, 1985 in BOSTON, MA
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9, registration: N968BJ
Injuries: 1 Serious,52 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING OUT OF 10000 FT, SHORTLY AFTER TKF, WHEN THE PIC LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. THE COPILOT TOOK CONTROL OF THE FLIGHT AND RETURNED TO BOSTON WHERE A LNDG OCCURED WITHOUT INCIDENT. MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF THE PIC REVEALED THAT HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK.

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

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(CARDIOVASCULAR)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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