Final Report: Serious Inciden: Bombardier DHC 8-402 (Q400), (G-ECOP) Dublin CTA near point VATRY, 27 April 2016 Report – 2017-002

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On a scheduled passenger flight, shortly before descent into Dublin (EIDW), the Co-pilot began to feel unwell and requested to leave the flight deck for a few minutes. Before the Co-pilot left his seat, the Commander felt an unexpected aircraft upset in the form of a yaw and roll to the left. The Co-pilot, who had become incapacitated, had inadvertently made an input to the left rudder pedal. The Commander returned the aircraft to normal flight and the aircraft landed without further incident. There were no injuries.
Occurrence Date: April 27, 2016
Report Date: January 20, 2017
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